Students and Parents

Most students rely on financial aid to make attending college a reality!

Sixty-three percent of college students get an average of $7,400 each year to go to college. But the paperwork can be confusing, making it difficult for students to get money for college. At College Goal Sunday, students and parents can talk to experts and get in-depth help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

We strongly encourage students and parents to attend College Goal Sunday together. Because household financial information is needed to fill out the FAFSA, it’s easier if you approach it as a team. Learn more about what to bring in our “What to Bring” section.

The FAFSA is required for consideration of most sources of aid. There is a wide variety of financial aid programs available to help families from all income levels, including many grants and scholarships.

Filling out the FAFSA doesn’t obligate you to anything.

For general information about how to plan and pay for college, you can also visit our resources section.

Testimonials

Thank you for this program. I was here last year but this year I brought my sister and niece to participate in the program. I didn’t know that I could go to school with financial aid until I followed a friend, who lives in the same apartment, who told me about financial aid and asked me to contact Michael Amazou or Cecilia Nugent. I was amazed how Michael welcomed me to his office and explained how I could get aid for my education. This is my second semester now at Middlesex Community College.

If it was not with that help from College Goal Sunday, I will not be in college now.

My other sisters have the opportunity to join the college process. I am very grateful to this program and for the awareness. I have informed my church members and friends of Ghana Immigrant Association.

Thank you College Goal Sunday. See you next year.

— Collected at Middlesex Community College

I wish to express my gratitude for this program. I’ve been a student of Middlesex Community College two semesters. This being my second, I did not really show much interest in financial aid because I have always thought it was a long process and too bothersome to start. This semester I decided to find out about it and came with a friend.

I met Mr. Michael Amazou. He was very welcoming and he helped me to understand a lot of things. He took me through a step process and now I have a lot of rest and less stress about my tuition.

I would like to thank the organizers and executives of this program. My friends who do not know about this program will definitely be here next year. Thank you College Goal Sunday. See you next year!

— Collected at Middlesex Community College

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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.