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February 13, 2013
Free Help Available for College Financial Aid - Volunteers to Help Families Fill Out FAFSA

On Saturday, February 23, the University of Dubuque will host "Iowa College Goal Sunday." The event, held at organizations throughout the state during the week of February 16 - 24, is part of the national College Goal SundaySM program, offering free assistance to Iowa students and families with forms required for federal financial aid.  UD is one of 34 sites across Iowa to host this financial aid event. 

 

WHEN:                      Saturday, February 23, 2012

WHERE:                   University of Dubuque

                          2000 University Avenue, Dubuque

                          Charles and Romona Myers Center, Room 151

(445 N. Algona Street.  Parking is available in the lots on the corner of Algona and Grace Streets and Bennett and University Parkway.)

 

TIME:                                    9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

"This event is a great opportunity for students and families to receive free assistance in filing the FAFSA," stated Amy Gaffney, associate director of student financial planning at the University of Dubuque and president of the Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (IASFAA).  "Local financial aid professionals will be on hand from the area colleges and universities as well as the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN), providing one-on-one guidance through the application process. UD is happy to again host this event and provide a great service for Dubuque and its surrounding communities.  Visit http://www.iowacgs.org/ for a list of items to bring with you."

Volunteers for Iowa College Goal SundaySM will help students and their families fill out and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as part of the national program that helps students qualify for federal financial aid. The FAFSA, which is available in free paper and electronic forms from the U.S. Department of Education, is the first step in the qualification process.

 

For more information, please visit the Iowa College Goal Sunday website, http://www.iowacgs.org/. Details are also available from the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) at (877) 272-4692 or CGS@ICANsucceed.org.