MU/MOVC offer ‘College Goal Sunday’

Staff Report

POINT PLEASANT — Marshall University’s Huntington campus, as well as the Mid-Ohio Valley Center in Point Pleasant, will be among the hosts of the College Goal Sunday event in West Virginia from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21.

Anyone who plans to attend college in the next 12 months can, and should, attend a College Goal Sunday workshop, said Angela L. Holley, director of Marshall’s Heart of Appalachia Talent Search Program and site coordinator for the event. The workshops are open to everyone, regardless of age or income. High school seniors, current college students and adults who want to go to college may attend. Registration is not required, but is encouraged to help alleviate wait times for those attending. Individuals who complete a FAFSA on the day of the event will be entered to win a Samsung tablet.

College Goal Sunday is an opportunity for students and families to get free help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Local financial aid professionals will offer one-on-one, confidential support to anyone planning to attend college. In addition, volunteers from the VITA Tax Assistance program will also be on site to offer free tax preparation.

Persons may visit> to register and review a list of what to bring.

College Goal Sunday is staffed by professionals who will maintain the confidentiality and security of families’ financial records, Holley said. College Goal Sunday is coordinated by the College Foundation of West Virginia, the West Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, GEAR UP and TRiO.

The on-campus event takes place in Corbly Hall.

Information provided by MU Office of Communications.

Staff Report