Anyone planning to attend college next fall and looking for help filling out financial aid forms may attend a College Goal Wisconsin event Sunday, Feb. 23, on the Nicolet College Campus.
The event will start at 2 p.m. in the Nicolet College Theatre located in the Learning Resources Center.
The session will offer tips on filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more commonly known as FAFSA, and also give those attending the opportunity to fill out the application right at the event.
“Earning a college degree is a great way to get ahead in life and, for many, receiving financial aid is the only way they are able to make college a reality,” Jill Price, director of Financial Aid at Nicolet College, said.
She added about 80 percent of the students attending Nicolet receive some form of financial aid and approximately $5.8 million was distributed to qualified Nicolet students for the past academic year.
Applications are entered into a national database used by educational institutions to determine student eligibility and determine each individual student’s financial aid level.
Prospective students and their parents planning to complete the FAFSA form at the event will need to bring along completed income tax returns for 2013, W-2 statements, any other 2013 income or benefit information and asset information. Dependent students should bring their parents’ income and asset information. Participants will also have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win scholarships.
For more information about the program, visit collegegoalwi.org.