ODU Hosts Free Statewide Financial Aid Event on February 12

College Goal Sunday

2012-01-25

Ohio Dominican University will host a free statewide college financial aid event, College Goal Sunday (CGS), at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2012.The event will be held on the second floor of Erskine Hall on the ODU campus, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219.

The Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) is presenting the event, which the Ohio Board of Regents has endorsed, to assist students and parents with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the federal application students and parents must complete to receive federal financial aid. This aid includes the Federal Pell Grant, student loans and need-based state grants. Due to the high demand expected for assistance in completing the FASFA, families are encouraged to register for the free event at ohiocollegegoalsunday.org or by calling 1-800-233-6734. While walk-ins are welcome, registration is encouraged. Record numbers are expected to be in attendance.

The FAFSA is the key to funding a college education and helping families overcome financial barriers that otherwise prevent students from attending their desired institution. Studies show that a student is 50 percent more likely to attend college when they complete the FAFSA.

OASFAA is a nonprofit, professional organization for individuals actively engaged in the administration of financial aid within the State of Ohio for higher education. An educational organization, OASFAA strives to offer resources to students, families and high school advisors to promote higher education and increase awareness of financial aid opportunities.

Prospective students of Ohio Dominican University seeking additional information should contact ODU’s Financial Aid Office at 614-251-4778 or by email, finaid@ohiodominican.edu.

Ohio Dominican University is a private liberal arts institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic and Dominican tradition. The University has 2,600 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 43 majors as well as seven graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning.