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WCSU In Danbury Holds 'College Goal Sunday' To Help With Financial Aid

Western Connecticut State University in Danbury will host the statewide college financial aid event “College Goal Sunday” in the Student Center on the university’s Midtown campus Sunday, Jan. 31, from 1 - 4 p.m.
Western Connecticut State University in Danbury will host the statewide college financial aid event “College Goal Sunday” in the Student Center on the university’s Midtown campus Sunday, Jan. 31, from 1 - 4 p.m. Photo Credit: Claire Tensa

DANBURY, Conn. — Western Connecticut State University in Danbury will host a statewide college financial aid event dubbed “College Goal Sunday” in the Student Center on the university’s Midtown campus Sunday, Jan. 31.

“College Goal Sunday” will offer assistance to students and parents with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as FAFSA.

The FAFSA is the key to funding a college education and helping families overcome financial barriers that can prevent students from attending the institution they want to attend. Studies show that a student is 50 percent more likely to attend college if the FAFSA is completed.

Students who participate in College Goal can enter to win a $200 scholarship, regardless of whether they attend WCSU in the fall.

For more information, contact Anna-Maria Heredia, site coordinator, at 203-837-8925.

The event is from 1 to 4 p.m.

WCSU's Midtown campus is at 181 White St., Danbury.

The event is sponsored by the Connecticut Association of Professional Financial Aid Administrators and supported by the African-American Affairs Commission, American Savings Foundation, Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority, National College Assess Network, Connecticut Association of Educational Opportunity Programs and Follett Bookstore.

CAPFAA is a nonprofit, professional organization for individuals actively engaged in the administration of financial aid for higher education within the State of Connecticut. As an educational organization, it strives to offer resources to students, families and high school advisors to promote higher education and increase awareness of financial aid opportunities.

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