College Goal Sunday will be held at 41 locations across Ohio on February 14, 2010 to assist students and families with filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

There are billions of dollars available, but filling out the FAFSA is the only way students get grant money from federal and state government to pay for higher education. College Goal Sunday was designed to ease the intimidation often felt by students and families about the FAFSA process.

During these sessions, volunteers provide free financial aid expertise to families who are overwhelmed with the rising costs of higher education. Guidance counselors and financial aid administrators are available to guide parents through the form, fill in tax and income information and navigate tricky situations. Last year more than 4,400 Ohioans took advantage of College Goal Sunday.

College Goal Sunday is sponsored by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA).

This program is made possible through investments from the Lumina Foundation for Education, the Ohio College Access Network (OCAN), and Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corp.

For more information, visit www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org.