Clark College News and Events

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Clark College News and Events


January 15, 2010

For Immediate Release

For additional information: 

Barbara Kerr, APR
Executive Director of
Communications and Marketing Telephone:  360-992-2921

E-mail:  bkerr@clark.edu

College Goal Sunday 2010:
It's Your Chance to Score Free Help Applying for Financial Aid


Clark College will host College Goal Sunday 2010
on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m.


VANCOUVER, Wash. – Do you need information on how to obtain financial aid for college?  Then mark your calendar and come to Clark College on Sunday, Jan. 31 for College Goal Sunday in Southwest Washington.

The regional event will begin at 2 p.m. in the O’Connell Sports Center Gymnasium on Clark’s main campus.  Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver.  Maps and driving directions are available at www.clark.edu/maps.

Guests will be welcomed by Clark College President Robert K. Knight, Lenny Haynes of the College Success Foundation and Karen Driscoll, Clark College Director of Financial Aid.  The welcome session will include a special appearance by Portland Trail Blazer Jeff Pendergraph.

Following the welcome session, participants will be invited take part in breakout sessions across the college.  Each breakout session will be presented three times during the afternoon. 

College Goal Sunday Workshop Schedule

     
2:40 p.m. College Goal Sunday Workshops -- Session 1
Fill Out Your FAFSA Scarpelli Hall –Computer Labs 022 & 023
Financial Aid 101 Penguin Union Building–Rooms 258 B&C
Scholarships 101 Gaiser Hall–Room 213
Loans 101 Penguin Union Building–Room 258A
Becas, Prestamos y mas! Gaiser Hall–Room 214
       
3:30 p.m. College Goal Sunday Workshops -- Session 2
Fill Out Your FAFSA Scarpelli Hall –Computer Labs 022 & 023
Financial Aid 101 Penguin Union Building–Rooms 258 B&C
Scholarships 101 Gaiser Hall–Room 213
Loans 101 Penguin Union Building–Room 258A
Becas, Prestamos y mas! Gaiser Hall–Room 214
   
4:15 p.m. College Goal Sunday Workshops -- Session 3
Fill Out Your FAFSA Scarpelli Hall –Computer Labs 022 & 023
Financial Aid 101 Penguin Union Building–Rooms 258 B&C
Scholarships 101 Gaiser Hall–Room 213
Loans 101 Penguin Union Building–Room 258A
Becas, Prestamos y mas! Gaiser Hall–Room 214

Students and prospective students will be able to:

  • Get free on-site professional assistance filling out the new FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form.

  • Talk to financial aid professionals about financial aid resources and how to apply.

  • Get information regarding statewide student services, admission requirements, and more.

  • Get information about the College Bound Scholarship Program and how to apply.

Translators will be available to provide assistance in American Sign Language, Russian and Spanish. 


College Goal Sunday Participants

 

College Goal Sunday participants include Clark College, Evergreen School District, International Air and Hospitality Academy, Lower Columbia College, University of Portland, Vancouver School District and Washington State University Vancouver.

College Goal Sunday at Clark College is sponsored by the college, the College Bound Scholarship Program, the College Success Foundation, KnowHow2GoWashington.org, Northwest Education Loan Association (NELA), TheWashBoard.org and the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board.

About College Goal Sunday

College Goal Sunday provides assistance in applying for financial aid to families who need it. By delivering help to families in their own communities, College Goal Sunday helps ensure that students get the help they need crossing the paper barrier to qualify for financial aid.

Most students and families need assistance in paying for higher education expenses. The FAFSA is the gateway to accessing financial aid resources, which include school loans. Secondly, a family’s situation may change at some point during the school year resulting in a major reduction in income. If the FAFSA has been filed in a timely manner, adjustments can be made as long as the filing deadline has not been missed.

College Goal Sunday is open to all college-bound students. Whether you are a traditional student right out of high school or an adult who is returning to or pursuing higher education for the first time, College Goal Sunday will help you complete the FAFSA accurately and on time.

Dependent students (those under 24) should bring a parent or legal guardian. Independent students (24 or over) will not require a parent’s income information. 

To learn more

Additional information about College Goal Sunday is available at http://www.collegegoalsundaywa.org/

If you have questions, call 888-758-2253 or e-mail collegegoalsundaywa@nela.net.

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