Eastern Wyoming College Financial Aid Assistance At College Goal Sunday
January 31, 2006
TORRINGTON, WY - Parents of college-bound students should get their 2005 tax information gathered in time for College Goal Sunday, a February 12 event at ten locations in Wyoming that assists students and their parents to apply for federal financial aid. Central Wyoming College in Riverton is the recipient of a grant to stage the free program on the CWC campus, at the six other state community colleges, the University of Wyoming, Rawlins and Gillette.
The program at the ten sites is scheduled simultaneously for Sunday, February 12 from 2-4 p.m. Participating students are eligible for drawings, which includes $30,000 in scholarships and stipends to schools nationwide.
While at the Wyoming College Goal sites, students receive assistance from experts and volunteers in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Students should attend with a parent, who needs to bring estimated or completed 2005 1040 tax return, W-2 forms, or other 2005 income and benefits information. Participants are encouraged to obtain a PIN number by going to www.fafsa.ed.gov at least two weeks prior to the event.
The College Goal Sunday grant came from the Lumina Foundation for Education, which according to CWC Financial Aid Director Jacque Burns, is the third largest private philanthropic organization in the country. "Its main mission is to make education accessible to all," Burns said of Lumina.
Burns attended the first College Goal Sunday in Indianapolis that was founded by the Indiana State Financial Aid Association, and encouraged financial aid officers in Wyoming to apply for the grant.
College Goal Sunday will be at Eastern Wyoming College in the Community Training Center on February 12 from 2 - 4 p.m.
Pam Palermo, EWC Director of Financial Aid commented, "We're happy to once again be part of this event. This is our third year of participation in College Goal Sunday. Join us on this fun day and let us help you complete the free application for federal student aid."
For more information, go to the Wyoming College Goal Sunday website or contact Pam Palermo, Director of Financial Aid at 307.532.8224.