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Free workshop on filling out FAFSA

College-bound seniors are faced each year with rising tuition and higher expenses as they pursue their higher education dreams. For students and families of all financial situations, completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) remains the most critical first step in applying for any type of financial assistance, yet many students do not complete this important form or turn it in too late, missing out on available aid.

Arizona’s College Goal Sunday & Saturday TOO! Financial Literacy Initiative provides students and families with much-needed assistance in navigating the student financial aid process with free, in-person FAFSA workshops.

The FAFSA form is required to apply for all federal financial aid programs and is also required by the state for all state financial aid programs. Additionally, institutions and scholarship donors often require the FAFSA to be completed in order to apply for aid, which is often administered on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible students.

In addition to receiving help in completing the FAFSA at College Goal Sunday & Saturday TOO! events, each student who submits a completed FAFSA at the event will have an opportunity to win one of several $1,000 scholarships or one of several new Kindle Fire HD e-readers.

In-person events are scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at the following locations: Arizona State University Downtown, NHI2 Nursing Building, 500 N. 3rd St.; Paradise Valley Community College, Computer Commons, 18401 N. 32nd St.; and Phoenix College, Library Computer Commons Lab, 1202 W. Thomas Road

For a list of what items to bring to the event, visit http://www.collegegoal, and under Event Information, select “What to Bring.” No pre-registration is necessary.

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