CCBC Hosts 'College Goal Sunday' on Feb. 12
Students get assistance in applying for financial aid
Catonsville and Dundalk campuses
Baltimore County, Md. - If limited Internet access and the need
for financial aid are presenting stumbling blocks for students on the
road to higher education, The Community College of Baltimore County
(CCBC) will offer a way to overcome those obstacles on Sunday, Feb. 12,
2006. Two of CCBC’s campuses, Catonsville and Dundalk, will serve as
host sites for College Goal Sunday (CGS), a free one-day event,
sponsored by the DE-DC-MD Association of Student Financial Aid
Administrators, that provides an opportunity for students to receive
free, professional assistance to complete and submit a Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The event will begin at 2 p.m. and is
endorsed by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), Maryland
State Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Education.
CGS will take place in the second floor lobby area of K building at CCBC
Catonsville and in the K building cafeteria at CCBC Dundalk. Computers
and staff will be available to provide help with processing forms. Each
site will also hold an educational prize drawing for a $300 scholarship
that students will be able to use at the college of their choice. The
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators will
provide funds for the scholarships.
Completion of a FAFSA is required by most colleges, universities and
private career schools in order for students to qualify for financial
aid. Participating in CGS will offer a way for students to complete
online submission of the form, early. This year, MHEC’s goal is to award
approximately $95 million in financial aid to Maryland students.
Students attending College Goal Sunday should bring proof of 2005 income
and benefits information, such as completed or estimated IRS federal
income tax returns and W-2 Forms, or year-end pay stubs and proof of
untaxed income, for the student and parent(s).
For additional information, please contact the Financial Aid office at
CCBC Catonsville (443-840-4170) or CCBC Dundalk (443-840-3185). For more
information about College Goal Sunday in Maryland, Delaware and
Washington, D.C., students and parents can call toll free 866-GO-2-GOAL
or visit www.GO2GOAL.org.