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  1. Louisiana’s First Choice for College Access College Goal Sunday

  2. LOUISIANA February 24, 2013 www.osfa.la.gov

  3. Louisiana College Goal Sunday • College Goal Sunday is a program designed to assist students and families with completing the primary financial aid application, the FAFSA www.osfa.la.gov

  4. Louisiana College Goal Sunday • College Goal Sunday is a FREE event designed to help Louisiana college-bound students and their families with the financial aid application process • Financial Aid professionals will be on hand to help complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) • A particular focus of College Goal Sunday is on helping low-income, first generation college student families through the process www.osfa.la.gov

  5. Louisiana College Goal Sunday • Louisiana College Goal Sunday is co-sponsored by: • Louisiana Association of Financial Aid Administrators (LASFAA) • Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) • Louisiana GEAR-UP and TRIO programs www.osfa.la.gov

  6. Louisiana College Goal Sunday • College Goal Sunday is open to all college-bound students regardless of age. Whether a traditional student right out of high school or an adult who is returning or pursuing higher education for the first time, College Goal Sunday will assist all prospective students in the completion of the FAFSA form • Dependent students (those under 24) should bring a parent or legal guardian www.osfa.la.gov

  7. Louisiana College Goal Sunday • Students and parents should bring completed IRS 1040 tax forms, W-2 forms and other income and asset information • Even if taxes have not been completed, students and families can estimate their information and make corrections at a later time www.osfa.la.gov

  8. Louisiana College Goal Sunday • The College Goal Sunday program needs volunteers from all areas of the community. It is not limited to college administrators. Volunteers can include: • High school students (Trailblazers) and administrators • High School Counselors • College and University administrators • Civic groups • Federal and State agencies • College Access programs • Private business www.osfa.la.gov

  9. Louisiana College Goal Sunday • All volunteers will be fully trained • Each site coordinator will convene a meeting with all volunteers • Some meetings will be by telephone and others may be in person, especially as the event day approaches www.osfa.la.gov

  10. Louisiana College Goal Sunday February 24, 2013 Site Locations • Baton Rouge Community College • Bossier Parish Community College, Bossier City • Delgado Community College – West Bank Campus • Dillard University, New Orleans • Fletcher Technical Community College, Houma • La. Delta Community College, Monroe Campus and Tallulah Campus www.osfa.la.gov

  11. Louisiana College Goal Sunday February 24, 2013 Site Locations • Louisiana State University - Alexandria • Lutcher High School, Lutcher • Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond • SOWELA Technical Community College, Lake Charles • Southern University – Baton Rouge • Southern University – New Orleans • University of Louisiana – Lafayette • Xavier University, New Orleans www.osfa.la.gov