College Goal Sunday helps students with financial aid questions

Free event this weekend

FLAGSTAFF - There are millions of dollars available to help students pay for college, and this weekend there is a free and easy way for students and families to apply for those funds. Coconino Community College is hosting College Goal Sunday "Saturday edition" and College Goal Sunday "Sunday edition" this weekend.

College Goal will be held 2-4 p.m. Saturday at CCC's Flagstaff Lone Tree campus, 2800 S. Lone Tree Dr. On Sunday, College Goal will be held 2-4 p.m. at CCC's Page campus, 475 S. Lake Powell Blvd.

"College Goal Sunday is an event where CCC and NAU financial aid staff partner to help students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2010-11 academic year, regardless of the college a student wants to attend" said CCC Financial Aid Director Bob Voytek. "This year we continue to field many more financial aid questions as we all struggle with the economy. It is very important to complete the FAFSA as early as possible (preferably now) so that you maximize your financial aid funding.

"Financial aid officials say students and parents should bring their 2009 federal tax returns, W-2 forms and other 2009 income information. If you are age 23 or younger, single and have no dependents, bring a parent. Parents can attend with their students, or they can come in place of their students.

"If you are age 24 or older, married or have dependents, you can attend without a parent. If you haven't completed your 2009 federal income tax return yet, you should still attend. You can estimate your income and then go back later and change your form later when you have completed your taxes," said Voytek.

For more information about College Goal Sunday and applying for financial aid, please contact the CCC Office of Student Financial Aid at (928) 226-4241 or visit www.coconino.edu/finaid.

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