AWC Helps Students Get Money for College

AWC Helps Students Get Money for College

YUMA, Ariz. – Arizona Western College’s Financial Aid Office and the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education (ACPE) are teaming up for the 17th Annual College Goal Sunday.  College bound students are encouraged to attend College Goal Sunday on Sunday, February 8 from 2 p.m. to 4  p.m. at the Academic Complex Computer Lab (AC Building) on the AWC Main Campus.

All students planning to attend ANY college in the fall of 2015 will receive FREE help to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  There will be computers with internet connections to access the FAFSA online.

Although there are many state wide sites offered, AWC’s presentation for the past few years has had some of the highest attendance numbers in the state.  Locally there will be volunteers to offer information in both English and Spanish.

The AWC site will be one of the many locations statewide sponsored and organized by the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education.  The purpose of College GoalSunday is to assist students, especially minority and first generation college applicants, in completing the FAFSA form, which is their first step toward accessing postsecondary education. State-wide there will be many volunteer financial aid professionals and high school counselors that will lend a hand to those completing FAFSA forms and seeking information on the financial aid process.

In years past, ACPE has been successful in attracting first-generation applicants and those from low-income homes to College Goal Sunday. These are the families who can most benefit from this program. Families can also use the instructions for online completion found on the web site.

The mission of ACPE is to expand access and increase success in postsecondary education for Arizona.  For more information about College Goal Sunday, please visit collegegoal.az.gov.

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