News Title State-wide free financial aid event to be held at Terra State Release Date 1/30/2014 Category College Event Summary Terra State Community College will host the state-wide college financial aid event “College Goal Sunday” (CGS) on Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. This free event, presented by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents, assists students and parents with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the federal application that is required to receive federal financial aid including the Federal Pell Grant and student loans as well as the need-based state grants. “College Goal Sunday is a great opportunity for students to receive help in filling out forms that are essential if they want to attend college, but can be somewhat intimidating,” said Tenneshia Reditt, Financial Aid Advisor at Terra State. “It doesn’t matter what college or university you plan to attend. We can assist.”Due to the great demand expected for assistance in completing the FASFA, families are encouraged to register for the free event at www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org or by calling 1-800-233-6734. While walk-ins are welcome, registration is encouraged. Record numbers are expected to be in attendance. 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 that a student is 50 percent more likely to attend college when they complete the FAFSA. OASFAA is a non-profit, professional organization for individuals actively engaged in the administration of financial aid within the State of Ohio for higher education. As an educational organization, OASFAA strives to offer resources to students, families and high school advisors to promote higher education and increase awareness of financial aid opportunities.