FSCJ Press Release – College Goal Sunday Provides Financial Aid Assistance and Scholarship Opportunities

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For Immediate Release: February 12, 2016
Contact: Jill Johnson, (904) 632-5016

College Goal Sunday Provides Financial Aid Assistance and Scholarship Opportunities

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – College-bound students now have free access to help in funding their higher education through the ongoing partnership with RealSense, a United Way-led coalition, Florida State College at Jacksonville, University of North Florida, Edward Waters College, Duval County Public Schools and the Nassau County School District..

FSCJ and its sister institutions are hosting College Goal Sunday, a free event that helps students and their prospective parents or guardians complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, on Sunday, February 21, 2016, from 1-4 p.m. at both the FSCJ Advanced Technology Center, located on FSCJ Downtown Campus, and the Betty P. Cook Nassau Center.

This partnership provides free financial aid preparation service allowing students and parents to navigate and transition smoothly from high school to college. Students who attend College Goal Sunday will also have the opportunity to enter for a chance to receive scholarship money.

The addresses for each location are listed below:

Advanced Technology Center (next to Downtown Campus, between Pearl and Broad streets)
401 W. State Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Betty P. Cook Nassau Center (just east of I-95 off of SR A1A)
76346 William Burgess Blvd., Yulee, FL 32097

Professional financial aid staff and counselors will be on hand at both locations to offer free help in all aspects of the application process. In order to complete the FAFSA, parents and students should bring the following:
Social Security number, driver’s license or alien registration card
2014 IRS 1040 or latest tax return and W-2 statements
Federal Student Aid PIN (Don’t have one? Sign up for one at http://www.pin.ed.gov.)

For more information, visit http://www.fasfaa.org/cgs.

About FSCJ
Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) is a public, nonprofit higher education institution that offers more than 150 degree and certificate programs to meet the education and training needs of more than 50,000 students per year.

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