BGSU Firelands to Host College Goal Sunday

Huron, Ohio – On Sunday, Feb. 9, beginning at 2 p.m. Bowling Green State University Firelands College will host the local portion of College Goal Sunday, a state-wide event with the goal of helping to prepare students and their families for the financial challenges of college.

The free event, presented by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents, assists students and parents with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is the federal application that is required to receive federal financial aid including the Federal Pell Grant and student loans as well as the need-based state grants.

The FAFSA is the key to funding a college education and helping families to overcome financial barriers that otherwise prevent students from attending the institution in which they are interested.  Studies show that a student is 50 percent more likely to attend college when they complete the FAFSA.

“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.”

Volunteers from BGSU Firelands, neighboring colleges, and other educational institutions, will provide support, guidance, and encouragement as the families navigate the on-line process.

Held at 53 sites across the state, in 2013 BGSU Firelands attracted one of the largest crowds with nearly 200 guests including close to 100 college-bound students.

While walk-ins are welcome, registration is encouraged and can be completed at www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org

For additional information on the College Goal Sunday at BGSU Firelands, please contact the Office of Admissions at 419-372-0655 or the Ohio Board of Regents at 800-233-6734.