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Free Financial Aid Event to Be Held at COTC and Ohio State Newark

​NEWARK, Ohio, January 11, 2016 — The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College(COTC) will host College Goal Sunday, a free statewide college financial aid event, on Feb. 14, 2016, at 2 p.m., in the John Gilbert Reese Center, 1209 University Dr., Newark, Ohio. At College Goal Sunday, college-bound students and parents can receive expert assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and get answers to financial aid questions.

The FAFSA is the federal application that is required to receive federal financial aid including the Federal Pell Grant and student loans as well as need-based state grants. While walk-ins are welcome, families are encouraged to register for this event at ohiocollegegoalsunday.org or by calling 740-366-9435 to ensure that enough volunteers are on-hand.

All students who are anticipating attending college should attend this event, especially, students and families who need assistance in applying for financial aid to attend college. Adult students entering college are also encouraged to attend. Students do not have to attend or plan to attend COTC or Ohio State Newark to participate in College Goal Sunday.

Participants are encouraged to bring records for themselves and their parents or spouse, if applicable, including social security number, driver’s license, 2015 federal income tax returns or W-2 forms, other records of income and bank information.

Ohio College Goal Sunday is coordinated by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) with funding from Great Lakes and the National College Access Network. 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.

Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark have forged an outstanding array of educational opportunities for the central Ohio region and beyond. This partnership is viewed as a model for higher education in the state of Ohio. At Central Ohio Technical College, students gain hands-on, applicable experience to begin working in the field, or to transfer those credits toward a bachelor's degree program. The Ohio State University at Newark offers the best of the Big Ten educational experience, access to Ohio State’s 175 major programs, a rich research heritage and academic excellence.​