BGSU Firelands Hosts College Aid Night

College Goal SundayHuron, Ohio – On Sunday, Feb. 13, Bowling Green State University Firelands College hosted nearly 100 college-bound students and their parents at College Goal Sunday, a state-wide event with the goal of helping to prepare students for the financial challenges of college.

Held at 40 sites across the state, BGSU Firelands attracted one of the largest crowds with 194 guests. 

“College financial aid can be very intimidating to students and parents,” said BGSU Firelands Director of Enrollment Management & Student Retention Services Deb Divers.  “College Goal Sunday is an excellent opportunity to talk about financial aid and have trained professional help fill out the FAFSA forms.”

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid on-line was the primary objective for the afternoon.  Volunteers from BGSU Firelands, neighboring colleges, and other educational institutions, provided support, guidance, and encouragement as the families navigated the on-line process.

“The forms were a bit crazy and confusing at times,” said Liz McGory, a senior at Perkins High School who attended College Goal Sunday.  “I’m not sure we would have gotten them done without help.  My parents were very happy that we came.”

McGory hopes to attend Bowling Green State University in the Fall.