Marshall to host College Goal Sunday event Feb. 9

CollegeGoalSunday_2014Marshall’s Huntington campus will be among the hosts of the College Goal Sunday event in West Virginia from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, in Corbly Hall. Workshops also will be offered at 24 other locations across the state, including Marshall’s Mid-Ohio Valley Center in Point Pleasant.

Anyone who plans to attend a two-year or four-year college in the next 12 months can (and should) attend a College Goal Sunday workshop, said Angela L. Holley, director of Marshall’s Heart of Appalachia Talent Search Program. The workshops are open to everyone, regardless of age or income. High school seniors, current college students and adults who want to go to college may attend. Registration is not required but is encouraged to help alleviate wait times for those attending.

College Goal Sunday is an opportunity for students and families to get free help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Local financial aid professionals will offer one-on-one, confidential support to anyone planning to attend college.

Persons may visit for details, including locations and a list of what to bring.

College Goal Sunday is staffed by professionals who will maintain the confidentiality and security of families’ financial records, Holley said. College Goal Sunday is coordinated by the College Foundation of West Virginia, the West Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, the YMCA, GEAR UP and TRiO.