Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University will host a "College Goal Sunday" program from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  NMU is the site of one of 20 programs that will be held across the state that day. College Goal Sunday is a statewide program to help students and parents realize the real expense of college and discover the financial aid available. NMU financial aid counselors and volunteers from the program will be available to help students fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  “We have financial aid professionals on hand to help with the FAFSA,” Christine Larson, assistant director of financial aid, said. She said that the program is geared mostly to high school students.

Those who attend the event are also eligible for $1,000 scholarships through a state-wide drawing.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  "Too many families leave cash for college on the table because they donÂ’t realize how much is out there, are confused by the forms or wait until March to complete them," said Bryan Taylor, president of Partnership for Learning, a nonprofit training and media team coordinating the event.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Students and parents attending College Goal Sunday should bring the following: the studentÂ’s social security number, driverÂ’s license, or alien registration card if not a U.S. citizen; the studentÂ’s W-2 forms or other records of money earned in 2003; the studentÂ’s and parentsÂ’ and/or spouseÂ’s 2003 federal income tax return; and any 2003 bank statements, business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock bond, and other investment records.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The public is invited to attend this free event.

Prepared By
Jessica Holman