Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Middlesex Community College Chosen as College Goal Sunday Site

Middlesex Community College (MxCC) has been chosen as one of the 12 sites for Connecticut’s second annual College Goal Sunday, being held on January 25, 2009. The college’s main campus in Middletown100 Training Hill Road) will be open from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. to assist prospective college students and their parents in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial aid administrators offer this service at no charge. In addition to receiving assistance in filling out the FAFSA, participants will receive general information regarding state and federal financial aid programs.

The Connecticut College Goal Sunday program is an effort by hundreds of volunteers from across the state who will come together on Sunday afternoon, January 25, with the common goal of making sure the process of applying for college financial aid does not become an obstacle that would keep any person from pursuing an education beyond high school.

By attending a College Goal Sunday event, participants will receive free hands-on assistance in completing the FAFSA, and will leave the event with a completed financial aid application for the 2009-2010 school year and the satisfaction of knowing they have accomplished one of the major steps in getting ready to go to college.

Irene Martin, Director of Financial Aid at MXCC, advises, “Now is the time to start your financial aid application process. It can take as long as four to six weeks but if your financial aid hasn’t come in before the start of the semester, the college offers flexible installment plans to carry you until your aid comes through.”

For more information on College Goal Sunday at MxCC, contact Irene Martin at 860-343-5740 or imartin@mxcc.commnet.edu.

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