College Goal Sunday is a national volunteer-based organization dedicated to helping students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. In 2014, College Goal Colorado helped more than a thousand people, and in just a few hours’ time, 250+ students across the state made it one step closer to college in the fall. Colorado financial aid professionals volunteer their time to assist families with the FAFSA on the spot at more than 20 college campuses, offering free expert help with – no strings attached! Imagine coming to a college campus in your area, and leaving 45 minutes later with your financial aid application done!
In addition to hosting College Goal Sunday events, colleges across Colorado support the program by offering scholarships, which are awarded by drawing to attendees. Once students have completed their visit, they’re allowed to enter a drawing (students choose which school’s drawing to be entered) for the available scholarships from participating schools. In 2016, College Goal Colorado celebrated 10 years of helping Colorado families with FAFSA completion.
The Colorado Association of Financial Aid Advisors, or CAFAA, supports College Goal Colorado by helping financial aid offices, admissions staff, and high school counselors spread the word about the event. If you’re a financial aid or higher-ed professional, please consider volunteering to help families at a site near you! Additionally, if your institution is able to support the CGS scholarship program by offering a scholarship promise to a student planning to attend your campus during the school year, please contact us and let us know.