Concord University Hosting College Goal Sunday Workshops

For Immediate Release: 
Feb 02 2016

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University 

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,         




ATHENS, W.Va. – College Goal Sunday is an opportunity for students and families to get free help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). College Goal Sunday will be held on Feb. 21, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 25 locations across the state.

Local financial aid professionals will offer one-on-one, confidential support to anyone planning to attend college – regardless of their age or income. Visit for details and to register.

College Goal Sunday workshops will be held at Concord University’s Athens (Rahall Technology Center, Room 103)  and Beckley (Erma Byrd Center, Computer Lab) campuses.

Completing the FAFSA is one of the most important steps in preparing for college. Any student planning to enroll or re-enroll in college next year should complete this important form. That includes adult learners and returning college students.

College Goal Sunday is staffed by financial aid experts who will not share families’ information. Students who participate will submit the FAFSA onsite through the federal government’s online form, which is completely secure.

Students and families participating should bring their FSA ID, social security number and 2015 tax records. Those who have not yet completed their 2015 taxes can bring their 2014 forms. For a complete list of what to bring visit

Free income tax return preparation will be provided on Feb. 21 during College Goal Sunday in Athens and Beckley through the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. Please note that this service is for College Goal Sunday participants only.

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

The College Foundation of West Virginia (CFWV), the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education, the West Virginia Department of Education, and the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts work together to coordinate the event in West Virginia.

For more information contact Kathy Ball at or 304-384-6009 or Sarah Beasley at or 304-384-6298.




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.