20K in Scholarships at College Goal SundayThere is over $20,000.00 to be given out in scholarships at College Goal Sunday at FSCJ Betty P. Cook Nassau Center!

As a parent of a high school senior, I should not even be sharing this information with anyone because we NEED to win one of these scholarships being offered in a drawing.

The FSCJ Betty P. Cook Nassau Center will host College Goal Sunday on February 24, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. The one-day event is designed to help high school seniors and families pay for college by providing free expert assistance with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

A completed FAFSA application is required by the U.S. Department of Education and higher education institutions nationwide to determine student eligibility for federal student aid such as the Pell grant, work-study aid, and loans. The FAFSA is also used to determine student eligibility for state, private, and institutional aid. College Goal Sunday Florida is coordinated by the Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators in partnership with the Florida Department of Education, USA Funds, and the Florida College Access Network.

Participants will be able to enter scholarship drawings totaling over $20,000.

The scholarships will range from $500 to $5000.

Participating schools include:

    University of North Florida
    Jacksonville University
    Edward Waters College
    Florida State College at Jacksonville

There is also a $500 College Goal Sunday scholarship that may be used at any Florida college. (That is the one that I hope my daughter wins!)

High school seniors who have completed the FAFSA are eligible to enter the drawing.

Students and parents are encouraged to attend even if they have not completed their 2012 tax return.

Parents and students should bring the following documents:

    Social Security number
    driver’s license or alien registration card
    2012 IRS 1040 or latest tax return and W-2 statements
    untaxed yearly income statement for 2012, such as Social Security benefits
    Temporary Assistance to Needy Students
    non-educational veterans’ benefits

For more information on what students and parents should bring to College Goal Sunday, visit www.fasfaa.org/cgs.

The event is being held statewide. The local site is a collaboration of Florida State College at Jacksonville, the University of North Florida, Jacksonville University, Edward Waters College, and the Nassau County School District.

Light refreshments will be served. Completing the FAFSA takes approximately one and a half hours. Please arrive by 2:30PM at the latest. More information on College Goal Sunday can be found at www.collegegoalsunday.fl.org.

The Nassau Center is located at 76346 William Burgess Boulevard in Yulee, Florida. Please call 548-4432 for directions to the Nassau Center or for additional information.

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