College Goal Sunday to take place this Sunday

Posted: Friday, February 06, 2009

JUNEAU - Alaska's fifth annual College Goal Sunday event will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8. Juneau's event will take place at the University of Alaska Southeast Student Recreation Center in Auke Bay, off the Back Loop road.

Traditionally offered a week or two after Super Bowl Sunday, College Goal Sunday is a national program designed to help students clear the financial hurdles to higher education, particularly low-income and first-generation college goers.

This year, 24 sites will be participating in the one-day event at which Alaska's financial aid professionals join other volunteers in participating communities across the state. They give line-by-line assistance to families and students as they fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the universally required financial aid application.

For more information about Alaska's College Goal Sunday event, visit or call 800-441-2962 or 465-2962 in Juneau.

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