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6513-State-Wide Free Financial Aid Event College Goal Sunday to be held at Malone University February 10

6513-February 1, 2013

College Goal Sunday

The task of finding, applying for, and acquiring financial aid can be a daunting one. Malone University will be one of a limited number of sites hosting "College Goal Sunday" (CGS) – a statewide financial aid event taking place, February 10 at 2 p.m. in the Fred F. Silk Auditorium of Mitchell Hall (see campus map).

The free event presented in part by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents, assists students and parents with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the federal application that is required to receive federal financial aid including the Federal Pell Grant and student loans as well as the need-based state grants. Attendees will receive free help in completing their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form and have the opportunity to talk with financial aid professionals.

Participants will need to bring:

  • Completed 2012 IRS 1040 tax return and W2
  • Parents' completed 2012 IRS 1040 tax return and W2s
  • Social Security card
  • Driver's license
  • Any other 2012 benefit and income information

Applying for college financial aid can be confusing, especially with the forms required for federal, state, and institutional aid programs. College Goal Sunday is a free program that helps students and parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – the form required to apply for all federal aid programs as well as many state aid and even institutional aid programs – all of which help families pay for higher education opportunities.

Due to the great demand expected for assistance in completing the FASFA, families are encouraged to register for the free event at www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org or by calling 1.800.233.6734.

The FAFSA is the key to funding a college education and helping families to overcome financial barriers that otherwise prevent students from attending the institution they want to. Studies show that a student is 50 percent more likely to attend college when they complete the FAFSA. While walk-ins are welcome, registration is encouraged. Record numbers are expected to be in attendance.

OASFAA is a non-profit, professional organization for individuals actively engaged in the administration of financial aid within the State of Ohio for higher education. As an educational organization, OASFAA strives to offer resources to students, families and high school advisors to promote higher education and increase awareness of financial aid opportunities.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014

Contact:

Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424


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