FAQs

What is College Goal Sunday?

College Goal Sunday is a free, on-site program that helps students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the form that is required to apply for financial assistance for higher education.

Where is College Goal Sunday Connecticut?

College Goal Sunday Connecticut will be held at several locations across the state.

Who receives financial aid for college?

Almost two-thirds of students in higher education receive financial aid.

What should I bring?

Please see the “What to Bring” page.

What is the use of the FSA ID?

To complete the FAFSA form and later have access to your records, students and parents have to sign it electronically.

Each student must create and utilize a FSA ID (username and password) to sign the FAFSA electronically. If you are a parent of a dependent student, you will need your own FSA ID to sign your child’s FAFSA electronically. If you have more than one child attending college, you can use the same parent FSA ID to sign all applications. Please note: Each FSA ID user must have a unique e-mail address. You can request a FSA ID at www.fafsa.gov prior to starting the FAFSA.

How do I create an FSA ID?

Click here for information on how to create the FSA ID

Who should attend?

If you are a high school senior considering education after high school, you and a parent or guardian should attend College Goal Sunday Connecticut. Students may attend on their own, but they’ll need to bring parents’ 2016 income tax returns and other financial records.

You don’t have to be in high school to participate, College Goal Sunday is for anyone who is considering applying to an institution of higher learning and needs help applying for financial aid.

What if my parents can’t come?

Students may attend on their own, but they’ll need to bring parents’ 2016 income tax returns and other financial records related to income. Bring all the materials and you should be able to complete most of the FAFSA at College Goal Sunday. Then you can finish completing the form with your parents later.

Am I eligible to apply for financial aid?

In order to qualify to receive federal student financial aid applicants must:

  • Be a citizen or eligible non-citizen of the United States with a valid Social Security Number
  • Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate or pass an approved “ability to benefit” test
  • Enroll in an eligible program as a regular student seeking a degree or certificate
  • Register (or have registered) for Selective Service, if you are a male between the ages of 18-25
  • Have no prior or pending drug felony convictions

Thanks for your interest in participating in the CT College Goal Sunday!

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