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College Goal Sunday coming to Austin Peay State University

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – On Sunday, February 12th, 2012, Austin Peay State University will be hosting the College Goal Sunday event from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in the Morgan University Center Main Lobby located at 642 A East 8th Street.

If you’re a Tennessee resident who could qualify for undergraduate admission to a college, university, career college, or technical school, and you need financial aid and help filling out the FAFSA, then College Goal Sunday is for you.  This event is totally FREE.  Financial aid professionals will be available to answer questions.

Students should attend with their parent(s) or guardian(s) if possible.  Students age 24 or older are considered independent and apply using only their information.

You should bring the following information

  • 2011 Tax Returns for both you and your parents
  • 2011 W-2 forms
  • If you don’t have your 2011 tax forms completed…come anyway and bring your last year’s tax forms
  • Social Security Numbers
  • Driver’s License
  • Alien Registration Card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  • Checking and Savings Account Balance Information
  • Business Investment and other Family Assets (other than your home)

“Attending this event will be the first step towards your college degree”, said Rep. Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville).  “On average college graduates earn $900,000 dollars more than high school graduates over a lifetime.  College opens career doors, and it introduces you to new ideas, roles, lifestyles and people,” Pitts said.

To learn more about College Goal Tennessee or for answers to your specific financial aid questions, call the College Goal Tennessee hotline toll-free at 1.800.342.1663. As an added benefit the College Goal Tennessee hotline will be available on January 29th, 2012 and February 12th, 2012 from 12:00 noon to 5:00pm to answer FAFSA questions and provide the most current information about site locations.

You can also visit their web site at www.tn.gov/collegegoalsunday.

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