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Presentation overview
Presentation Overview

  • College Goal Sunday Background

  • College Goal Sunday in West Virginia

  • What to Expect

  • How Can You Help?


What is college goal sunday
What is College Goal Sunday?

  • College Goal Sunday SM is a nation-wide outreach initiative, funded by the Lumina Foundation, which seeks to provide information about and access to Federal Financial Aid to students of underserved and underrepresented populations.


College goal sunday is not
College Goal Sunday is Not…

  • A Recruitment Effort

  • A Marketing Opportunity

  • A College Night


College goal sunday
College Goal Sunday

  • The event is offered free of charge to students & families who need financial aid assistance completing the financial aid paperwork and/or completing the web based application.


History of college goal sunday
History of College Goal Sunday

  • College Goal Sunday began in Indiana in 1989 as a joint project of the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association (ISFAA) and the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI)

  • Funding from Lilly Endowment, Inc.

  • The program aided families in breaking what was perceived as one of the biggest barriers to higher education, the financial aid process.

  • College Goal Sunday has since expanded and is now a Nation-wide initiative.


College goal sunday states
College Goal Sunday States

CGS States

FAFSA Program

Implementing in 2010

Currently No Program


Wv college goal sunday
WV College Goal Sunday

  • Through previous established relationships within the TRiO Community and a commitment to Financial Aid Access from the WV Higher Education Policy Commission, the work of bringing CGS to West Virginia began in the Spring of 2008.


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WV College Goal Sunday

  • Initial Meeting with College Access and Financial Aid Professionals

  • From this meeting, work began on the multi-phase process of submitting grant applications to obtain funds for the CGS project.


Where are we now
Where are we now?

  • College Goal Sunday will launch for the first time on February 21, 2010 at approximately 17 locations throughout West Virginia.



College goal sunday what to expect
College Goal Sunday – What to Expect

  • On College Goal Sunday, financial aid experts along with other partners host CGS at sites throughout the state.


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College Goal Sunday – What to Expect

  • Each site has a Local Site Coordinator who volunteers to serve as the single point of contact for that site.


College goal sunday how can you help
College Goal Sunday – How Can You Help?

  • Volunteers are needed in all regions and in many capacities.


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College Goal Sunday – How Can You Help?

  • Marketing

  • Outreach

  • Setup Crew

  • Cleanup Crew

  • Greeter or Registration Table

  • Food Table

  • Quick Question Expert

  • General FAFSA Expert

  • Presenter

  • Spanish Interpreter

  • Interpreter for the Deaf Community


College goal sunday volunteer reminders
College Goal Sunday – Volunteer Reminders

  • All Volunteers Must Wear the College Goal Sunday Logo Shirt

  • Volunteers Represent CGS and no Other Organization for the Duration of the Event


College goal sunday get involved
College Goal Sunday Get Involved!


For additional information
For Additional Information:

  • www.collegegoalsundaywv.org

  • www.collegegoalsundayusa.org

  • Angela Holley, Statewide Coordinator

    WV College Goal Sunday

    [email protected] or 304-696-2201

  • Jack Toney, Statewide Site Coordinator

    WV College Goal Sunday

    [email protected] or 304-558-4417


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