Financial Aid Workshops to be Held Tomorrow for College Goal Sunday

 Tomorrow is College Goal Sunday. Around the state, workshops will be held to help prospective college students fill out their financial aid forms.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed for students to qualify for federal and state grants, scholarships, and student loans. Local students and their parents can attend workshops at 2:00 p.m. local time at Plymouth High School and Purdue North Central in Westville.

Organizers say families attending the event should bring their 2015 tax returns and W-2 forms, or those from 2014 if last year’s are not available. Students and parents are also encouraged to create U.S. Department of Education FSA IDs online before going.

If you can’t make it one of the workshops tomorrow afternoon, there’s still time to apply for financial aid. Those planning to attend college have until March 10 to complete the FAFSA.

If you want to hear more about the financial aid process, listen to Kankakee Valley Viewpoints tomorrow at noon, as Ancilla College Vice President of Enrollment Management Eric Wignall joins Mary Perren to discuss the topic.

For more information about College Goal Sunday or for a complete list of locations, visit