College Goal Sunday Set For Feb. 9 At Concord Univeristy's Athens and Beckley Campuses

For Immediate Release: 
Feb 06 2014

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University Office of Advancement PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712


ATHENS, W.Va. – Individuals planning to attend college in the fall of 2014 – regardless of age or income – are invited to participate in College Goal Sunday workshops at Concord University’s Athens and Beckley campuses on Feb. 9.

College Goal Sunday is an opportunity for students and families to receive free, confidential help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The event, which offers one-on-one help from financial aid professionals, is also open to students already enrolled in college.

Concord University is among 25 locations across West Virginia hosting College Goal Sunday workshops. The session on the Athens campus will be held in the Rahall Technology Center Room 103 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. in W 33 & W 34.

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Participants can pre-register at

Students and families participating should bring their social security numbers and 2013 tax records. Those who have not yet completed their 2013 taxes can bring their 2012 forms. For a complete list of what to bring visit

Free tax preparation will be provided on-site at both the Athens and Beckley locations 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 a Kindle Fire HD. One tablet will be given away at each College Goal Sunday location.

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

College Goal Sunday is coordinated by the College Foundation of West Virginia, the West Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, GEAR UP and TRiO.

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.