Educators and Community

College Goal Sunday Program Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • Contact:
  • Ivette Rivera-Dreyer, Connecticut College Goal Sunday State Coordinator
    T: 860-512-3382

Connecticut to Offer Students and Families Opportunity to Learn About Ways to Pay for College

On October 16, 22, 23 and 29th of 2016, the Connecticut Association of Professional Financial Aid Administrators (CAPFAA) and the National College Access Network (NCAN) will sponsor College Goal Sunday-Connecticut (CGS-CT) at eleven sites in Connecticut. In this statewide event students and their parents will have one-on-one, expert advice on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and on how to plan for college.

College Goal Sunday (CGS) is a volunteer, charitable effort to assist low-income families and those who have no college-going tradition in accessing a higher education. Specifically, CGS helps families complete the FAFSA—required to qualify for college financial aid nationwide. In addition, valuable information will be shared about the benefits of attending college, student support services, areas of study, and different degree programs.

Between the hours of 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, professional financial aid personnel and other volunteers will assist high school seniors and their families in completing and submitting their FAFSA form online. The sites holding this event are spread throughout Connecticut. To review them please visit this page.

Participating in College Goal Sunday gives students and their families the opportunity to learn about preparing for college and financial aid in a comfortable setting. Since 2008, thousands of Connecticut students have successfully participated in CGS-CT.

For more information about the event, contact:

Ivette Rivera-Dreyer, Connecticut College Goal Sunday State Coordinator
T: 860-512-3382

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