DAHLONEGA - The University of North Georgia (UNG) will be holding free events to help parents and students fill out the forms required to apply for federal financial aid on Feb. 24 on the Dahlonega campus and March 1 on the Gainesville campus.
Financial aid experts will be available to help college-bound students and their families complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at this year's College Goal Georgia event to be held at two UNG campuses. Filling out the FAFSA is the first critical step in applying for federal and state grants, loans, and scholarships to help pay for college.
College Goal Georgia, part of the national College Goal SundaySM initiative, is sponsored by the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC). It is a free event where volunteers help students and families who need assistance in completing the financial aid forms, with a particular focus on helping low-income, first-generation families. The federal government requires a FAFSA from all students seeking financial aid to attend and pay for college.
"GSFC and College Goal Georgia want to ensure finances and completing the FAFSA are not barriers to attending college for anyone, especially students from under-represented communities," said Angie Newell, College Goal Georgia's statewide coordinator.
Each year, financial aid professionals at UNG's College Goal Georgia event help hundreds of students apply for financial aid. This year, participants can also enter to win a $1,000 scholarship to help pay for college.
To see a complete list of what interested parties should bring to the event, please visit http://collegegoalsundayga.com/?page_id=8.
The events for UNG will be held:
· Sunday, Feb. 24