College Goal Sunday set for November 12


(Lamar, Colorado; October 25, 2017)  Each year, Lamar Community College serves as a host site for College Goal Sunday, which is set for November 12, 2017, from 1:00-3:00pm in the LCC Betz Technology Center, Room 103.

College Goal Sunday is a statewide initiative to assist potential students in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The FAFSA is a federal requirement for all students who plan to receive grants, scholarships, student loans or work-study funds to assist in paying for college.  At the College Goal Sunday event, students and parents are given help in filling out the FAFSA – free of charge.

Dorothy Choat, LCC Financial Aid Coordinator, is looking forward to the event saying, “We are happy to host the College Goal Sunday event to help parents and students complete the FAFSA filing process and take the first step in funding their college education.”

In addition to this service, the college will be offering one $1000 scholarship to a student who attends this event and then attends LCC in the Fall 2018 semester.  The names of attendees who fill out their FAFSA at LCC on November 12 will be entered into a drawing and the winner will be selected at random.

Any and all current and upcoming college students in the area are invited and encouraged to attend College Goal Sunday at LCC, no matter where they plan to attend college.

Student and parents should bring the following information with them to the event:

  • Social Security number
  • State Issued ID, such as a driver’s license
  • 2016 Federal Tax Return, W-2 Forms, and other records of money earned
  • 2016 untaxed income records: Social Security, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, welfare, or veterans benefits
  • 2016 bank statements
  • 2016 business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond, and other investment records
  • Alien registration card (if not a U.S. citizen)

Financial aid counselors can help all attendees get started on the FAFSA, even without all of the necessary paperwork.  A Spanish-speaking interpreter will be available during the event.

For general information on College Goal Sunday, visit  For information about this event at LCC, contact Student Services at 719.336.1590.

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