ODU Hosts Statewide Free Financial Aid Event

College Goal Sunday


Columbus, OH Ohio Dominican University (ODU) is hosting College Goal Sunday to help students apply for federal financial aid. The free event will take place at 2 p.m., Feb. 9, 2014 in Erskine Hall, located on ODU’s main campus at 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219. 

This event is presented by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents. Volunteers will help students and parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial aid professionals will be available to answer questions.  

Families are encouraged to register for the event at www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org or 614-251-4778 

The FAFSA is the application that is required to receive federal financial aid, including the Federal Pell Grant and student loans, as well as need-based state grants. The FAFSA is the key to funding a college education and helping families overcome financial barriers that otherwise would 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.  

The OASFAA is a nonprofit, professional organization for individuals actively engaged in the administration of financial aid within the state of Ohio for higher education. As 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. 

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