Educators and Community

College Goal Sunday Program Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • Contact:
  • Ivette Rivera-Dreyer, College Goal Sunday Statewide Coordinator 1-888-512-3382
  • Glenn A Cassis, Connecticut College Goal Sunday Statewide Site Coordinator 1-860-240-0258
 

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

This January, students and their parents can receive one-on-one expert advice in learning about financial aid and planning for college during the upcoming statewide event, College Goal SundaySM.

On January 26, 2014, students and their families can attend College Goal Sunday and talk with financial aid counselors and college staff in person from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at various locations throughout the State. In a single afternoon, students and their families can become familiar with college entrance requirements, learn about planning for college, and obtain on-site assistance in filling out financial aid application. In addition, valuable information will be shared about the benefits of attending college, student support services, areas of study, and different degree programs. Spanish interpreters will be available. Those interested in this service should go on our website at www.collegegoalsundayct.org and learn what to bring to the event.

For students who are the first ones to attend college, the process of applying for college can seem complicated, especially finding financial resources and applying for aid to make the dream of attending college a reality.  Participating in College Goal Sunday gives students and their families a great first step on the pathway to college. It gives the students and families an opportunity to learn about preparing for college and financial aid in a comfortable setting.

College Goal Sunday is funded and sponsored by Lumina Foundation for Education, the CT Association of Professional Financial Aid Administrators (CAPFAA), the CT Association of Educational Opportunity Programs (CAEOP), and the YMCAs of Connecticut. College Goal Sunday is a valuable opportunity to get tips on planning for college and personal advice on ways to make attending college more affordable. Students and parents are encouraged to take advantage of this event.

For more information about the event, call us at 1(888) 277-2270 or email us at: info@collegegoalsundayct.org.

Several CT higher education institutions are participating in College Goal Sunday.

The College Goal Sunday program was first created by the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association with funding from Lilly Endowment, Inc., and with supplemental support from Lumina Foundation for EducationSM.


College Goal Sunday High School Announcement

There is an Opportunity to Learn about Ways to Pay for College

On January 26, 2014, the Connecticut Association of Professional Financial Aid Administrators (CAPFAA), the Connecticut Association of Educational Opportunity Program (CAEOP) and the YMCA of Greater Hartford will sponsor College Goal Sunday at many sites in Connecticut. Students and their parents can have one-on-one, expert advice in learning about financial aid and planning for college during this statewide event.

College Goal Sunday (CGS) is a volunteer, charitable effort to assist low- income families and those who have no college-going tradition. Specifically, CGS helps families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (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 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., professional financial aid personnel will assist high school seniors and their families in completing and submitting their FAFSA form online. Each site will be able to assist those who speak Spanish and English.

The confirmed sites are:

  • East Hartford High School
  • Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Gateway Community College
  • Hall High School
  • Manchester Community College
  • Middlesex Community College
  • New Britain High School
  • Naugatuck Valley Community College
  • Norwalk Community College
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Science and Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut
  • University of Bridgeport
  • University of Hartford
  • Western CT State University
  • Windsor High School

We understand there can be a lot to learn when preparing to attend college, especially for those students who are the first in their families to go.

Participate at College Goal Sunday! Registration can be completed at: www.collegegoalsundayct.org.

Click here to download this announcement as a PDF file


College Goal Sunday Announcement for Churches

New Program Is Being Implemented In Connecticut To Help Families With College Financial Aid

If you or anyone in your family is planning to go to college, NOW is the time for you to begin working on your college financial aid application.  There’s a new program here in Connecticut called College Goal Sunday that you need to know about.

College Goal Sunday is a free program to help you and your family in the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the college financial aid application.  On Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. volunteers from Connecticut college financial aid offices and community agencies will be available at several locations across CT to help you with your FAFSA and make sure that applying for financial aid does not become an obstacle that could keep you from going to college.  By attending College Goal Sunday, you receive free assistance with your financial aid application, and can walk away from the event knowing you tackled one of the scariest steps in getting ready to go to college.

To learn more about College Goal Sunday, and register to attend one of the College Goal Sunday locations, please visit www.collegegoalsundayct.org, or contact the nearest high school counselors’ office. You may also contact Ms. Ivette Rivera- Dreyer, College Goal Sunday Coordinator at 1-888-277-2270 for more information.

CT College Goal Sunday is co-sponsored by the CT Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CAPFAA) and the CT Association of Educational Opportunities Program (CAEOP).

Click here to download this announcement as a PDF file

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The College Goal SundaySM program was created by the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association with funding from Lilly Endowment, Inc., and with supplemental support from Lumina Foundation for Education.