The Financial Aid Office of the University of Michigan-Flint will help college-bound students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA during the College Goal Sunday event on Sunday, February 8, 2009. This year's location is in the Murchie Science Building Computer Labs from 2-4 p.m.
College Goal Sunday is a program designed to increase the number of Michigan students who continue education beyond high school and earn post-secondary degrees. The FAFSA is required of any student seeking financial aid including grants, loans, and many scholarships. It is a state wide program assists many students and families that otherwise would not have the help they need to complete the FAFSA.
Students under 23 years of age are encouraged to attend with a parent or guardian. Parents and students should bring their families' completed 2008 IRS 1040 tax return (if possible) or their W-2 and 1099 forms.
The FAFSA is the starting point for receiving financial aid. Statistics show that students who complete and submit FAFSA forms are more likely to go on to college.
College Goal Sunday is a collaborative effort among the Michigan Guaranty Agency, the Michigan Student Financial Aid Association, and EduGuide. For additional information and a complete list of sites, go to http://www.micollegegoal.org