There are 31 locations statewide taking part in Wisconsin’s seventh annual College Goal Wisconsin. Events are held either Saturday, Feb. 23 or Sunday, Feb. 24, to offer financial aid application assistance to students planning to attend college the in fall of 2013. The activities at all locations will begin at 2 p.m.
In this area, College Goal Wisconsin events will be held at Lac du Flambeau Education Center in Lac du Flambeau Saturday, Feb. 23, and at Nicolet College in Rhinelander Sunday, Feb. 24.
This event, sponsored by the Wisconsin Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators, is designed to address the needs of low-income and first-generation college students who are completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The federal government requires a FAFSA from all students seeking financial aid, including grants and loans, to attend and pay for college.
Completing the FAFSA is the first step for students to overcome financial burdens and pursue their goals of higher education.
Dependent students, those born after Jan. 1, 1990, should bring a parent along with completed federal income tax returns for 2012 (if filing) and W2 statements. If a parent isn’t available, students are still encouraged to attend.
The 2012 College Goal Wisconsin assisted 1,131 college-bound students/families. Two $1,000 scholarships and 27 $350 scholarships were given away. In 2013, there will be eight $1,000 scholarships, and three $500 and $250 scholarship winners drawn.
For more information regarding this event and materials needed to complete the FAFSA, visit collegegoalwi.org.