Montgomery College-Germantown to Host Event to Help Future College Students Complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Community Invited to Attend College Goal Maryland, February 28

College-bound students and their families can get professional assistance filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form at another 2013 College Goal Maryland event. This event will be held on February 28 from 4–6 p.m. at Montgomery College’s Germantown Campus in the High Technology and Science Center located at 20200 Observation Drive.

College Goal Maryland is one of many such events held across the country to assist families as they complete the FAFSA—the form required by colleges and universities to qualify for scholarships, grants and loans. College Goal Maryland is free and open to the public, and Spanish interpreters will be available. Current college students who may be filling out the FAFSA form for the first time are also welcome at this event.

Students and families will have the opportunity to meet with financial aid professionals and use the Montgomery College computer labs to submit their FAFSA form online. Information will be available about Maryland state grants and scholarships. Students can also enter to win a $500 scholarship.

Students who are 23 years old or younger should attend College Goal Maryland with a parent or guardian. Families should bring copies of their completed IRS 1040 tax form, W-2 form or other 2012 income and benefits information to assist with the completion of the FAFSA form. Students who are 24 years and older may attend alone and bring their own tax return, W-2 form and other 2012 income and benefits information.

The snow date for the event is March 7, same time and location. The Germantown Campus will have parking available in parking lots A, B, and C.

For general information about College Goal Maryland, registration to attend the event and a complete listing of documents to bring, visit www.CollegeGoalSundayMD.org. To learn more about College Goal Maryland at Montgomery College-Germantown on February 28, email alexandra.gonzalez@montgomerycollege.edu.

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