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Edison offers free financial aid event  
January 22, 2012 

Edison Community College will host the state-wide college financial aid event “College Goal Sunday” on Feb. 12, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Piqua Campus. 

The 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.  

“We’ll be providing actual one-on-one assistance for students who will be applying for financial aid,” said Logan Billing, coordinator for loan management at Edison. “Students and parents bring in their federal tax information and complete an online application for financial aid. This is the first step of the application process.” 

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. 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. 

“This program isn’t specific to Edison, and students who are looking to attend classes at another institution can still come to campus that day for assistance with their application,” said Billing. “College Goal Sunday is a big benefit to students and parents because they will be receiving help from financial aid administrators who know and understand the process.” 

Studies show that a student is 50% more likely to attend college when they complete the FAFSA. While walk-ins are welcome, registration is encouraged. Record numbers are expected to be in attendance.  

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.

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