Concord University Hosting College Goal SUnday

For Immediate Release: 
Jan 11 2012

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton
Concord University Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,


ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University is one of 19 locations across West Virginia hosting a College Goal SundaySM workshop on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. College Goal Sunday is an opportunity for students and families to receive free, confidential help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Sessions will be conducted at Concord’s Athens and Beckley campuses. The event on the Athens campus will be held in the John and Lucia Pais Family Fellowship Hall in University Point from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Concord representatives will staff a workshop at the Erma Byrd Higher Education Center (off of I-64 in Beaver) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Anyone planning to attend college in the fall of 2012 – regardless of age or income – can participate in the workshop which offers one-on-one help from financial aid professionals. Students already enrolled in college can also get assistance in completing the FAFSA at College Goal Sunday.

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Participants can pre-register for an appointment at
Students and families participating should bring their social security numbers and 2011 tax records. Those who have not yet completed their 2011 taxes can bring their 2010 forms. For a complete list of what to bring visit

Free tax preparation will be provided on-site by VITA officials for students and families completing a FAFSA that day. This service is available for these persons only and certain restrictions apply.

Students who participate in College Goal Sunday will be entered for a chance to win an Apple iPad. Nineteen iPads are being given away – one per College Goal Sunday location.

For more information contact Terri Philpott at or 304-384-5282. Additional details are also available at

The College Goal SundaySM program was created by the Indiana Financial Aid Association with funding from Lilly Endowment, Inc. and with supplemental support from the Lumina Foundation for Education.

College Goal Sunday West Virginia is coordinated by the College Foundation of West Virginia (CFWV), an initiative of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, in conjunction with the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia, the West Virginia Department of Education and West Virginia GEAR UP.

Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086 if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.