GVSU helps students apply for college money

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College-bound students and their families can get help applying for financial aid during College Goal Sunday, February 9.

Grand Valley State University is participating in College Goal Sunday, a statewide initiative aimed at increasing the number of students pursuing higher education. Students need to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form or FAFSA by March 1. Financial aid experts from Grand Valley will guide students through each step of completing the FAFSA, which is required of any student seeking financial aid, including grants, loans and many scholarships.

Statistics show students who complete and submit FAFSA forms are more likely to go on to college. Students under 23 years of age are encouraged to attend with a parent or guardian. Parents and students should bring their completed 2013 Federal tax return (1040) if possible, or their W-2 and 1099 forms.

College Goal Sunday
February 9
2-4 p.m.
DeVos Center, Building A
GVSU Pew Grand Rapids Campus, 401 W. Fulton St.


Other College Goal Sunday sites in West Michigan include Muskegon Community College, Grand Haven High School and Davenport University in Holland.

For more information, contact Michelle Rhodes, director of Financial Aid at Grand Valley, at (616) 331-3234 or visit www.micollegegoal.org.