Students and parents who want help on paperwork for financial aid for college can get it 2-4 p.m. March 10 during College Goal Sunday at the University of Central Arkansas at the College of Business Building, according to a news release.
College Goal Sunday is the culmination of Say Go College Week and an opportunity for free assistance in submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Trained and knowledgeable financial aid counselors will be on hand to help students and parents with the first step towards receiving grants and loans from the federal government to pay for college.
More than 30 colleges, universities and high schools statewide will open their doors on College Goal Sunday to allow trained staff to assist Arkansas families with the process of completing the FAFSA, according to the release. UCA is among those participating institutions.
The program is a partnership between several national and local groups, including the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, which sponsors Say Go College Week with the U.S. Department of Education. College week offers a week-long schedule of activities aimed at making college seem less of a mystery and highlights the importance of post-secondary education.
"The quality of life is often dependent upon the ability to make choices," said ADHE Interim Director Shane Broadway. "There’s opportunity, knowledge to gain and experiences that you can only find through higher education. The FAFSA is critical in finding resources to make college more affordable for Arkansans."
The FAFSA requires the most recent tax information. Families are strongly encouraged to bring copies of their W-2 forms. For more information about how to pay for college, visit ADHE.edu, SayGoCollege.com or ArCollegeGoalSunday.org.