Kent State University at Tuscarawas will be participating in College Goal Sunday on Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. in Founders Hall. This is a free program to help students and parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is a required form to apply for federal grants, work study, and student loans for most colleges and universities in the US. The FAFSA may also be used by states and institutions to determine eligibility for aid.
The main purpose of Ohio College Goal Sunday is FAFSA completion. Participants will be able to start (and hopefully finish!) their FAFSA while at Kent State Tuscarawas. Professional volunteers will be on-hand to assist applicants.
All students who are anticipating attending college should attend this event, especially, students and families who need assistance in applying for financial aid to attend college. Adult students entering college are also encouraged to attend.
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. 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.
Participants should bring the following records with them to more easily complete the FAFSA:
Social Security Number and Driver's License
2015 Federal Income Tax Returns and W2s for student and parents
Any other benefit, income and bank account information
The event is sponsored by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA), Great Lakes and the National College Access Network.
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.
For more information, contact Jason Maurer, Financial Aid Counselor at Kent State Tuscarawas at 330-339-3391. The campus is located at 330 University Dr. NE in New Philadelphia.