The University of North Georgia will hold a free event from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday to help college-bound students and their parents fill out free financial aid forms.
Financial aid experts will help families complete and submit the forms at the event, which will be held on UNG’s Gainesville campus in the ACTT Center in the J. Foster Watkins Academic Building.
Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the first step in applying for federal and state grants, loans and scholarships to help pay for college. The federal government requires a FAFSA from all students seeking financial aid to attend and pay for college.
"We encourage all students who are considering higher education to apply for FAFSA," said Sheila Caldwell, director for UNG's Complete College Georgia initiative. "Ensuring financial stability is a crucial part of successfully completing college, and we want our students to be effective and efficient with their financial resources so they can focus on education and learning to lead."
College Goal Georgia, part of the national College Goal Sunday initiative, is sponsored by the Georgia Student Finance Commission.
It is a free event where volunteers help students and families who need assistance in completing the financial aid forms, with a particular focus on helping low-income families and families with first-generation college students.
To see a complete list of the documents students and families should bring, visit http://collegegoalga.com/about/what-to-bring.