Ohio Dominican University Hosts Statewide Free Financial Aid Event

Ohio Dominican University Hosts Statewide Free Financial Aid Event

2013-01-16

Columbus, OH (43219) – Ohio Dominican University (ODU) is hosting “College Goal Sunday” (CGS) to help students apply for federal financial aid. The event will take place at 2 p.m., Feb.10 in Erskine Hall, located on ODU’s main campus at 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219. 

The free event is presented by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents. Volunteers will assist students and parents with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

Families are encouraged to register for the event at www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org or 800-233-6734.  

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 to overcome financial barriers that otherwise prevent students from attending the institution they want to. Studies show that a student is 50 percent more likely to attend college when they complete the FAFSA.  

OASFAA is a non-profit, 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 four-year private comprehensive liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic and Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 2,700 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 42 majors as well as seven graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning. 

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