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Financial aid event slated for February

In collaboration with the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, Ohio University Southern in Ironton will host “College Goal Sunday” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 8, in the Bowman Auditorium.

This free statewide college financial aid event is endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents to assist students and parents with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is the federal application required to receive federal financial aid such as Pell Grants, student loans and need-based state grants.

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

While walk-ins are welcome on Feb. 8, families are encouraged to register prior to the free event at www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org because of the high demand for assistance in completing the FAFSA forms.

In order to complete the forms on site, there are specific documents students and parents need to bring, including 2014 IRS 1040 tax forms and W2s; Social Security Card; and driver’s license.

For more information, contact Jacki Adkins, assistant director of enrollment and student services for OUS at 740-533-4603 or by email at adkinsj@ohio.edu.