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Workshop held at SCC to educate students on the financial aid process

College Goal Sunday was held at Somerset Community College on Sunday, January 30. The workshop provided free help to families applying for college financial aid. College Goal Sunday was held at 21 sites across the state and was sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (KASFAA). It is funded by the Lumina Foundation for Education, the YMCA, and KnowHow2GoKY.org.

At College Goal Sunday, financial aid professionals from across Kentucky helped students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the form students must submit to receive federal and state student aid. Students who file the FAFSA before February 15 have the best chance of receiving financial aid.

According to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), participation in state aid programs has more than quadrupled since the 1990s. In the 2009-2010 academic year, KHEAA awarded nearly $195 million in higher education grants and scholarships to more than 123,000 students. For more information about financial aid options, visit www.kheaa.com or call toll-free, 1-888-4-KASFAA (1-888-452-7322).

Somerset Community College is a comprehensive two-year institution of higher education. SCC has campuses in Somerset and London, and centers in Clinton, McCreary, Casey, and Russell Counties. The website is www.somerset.kctcs.edu. For admission and registration information, call toll free at (877)629-9722.

Tony Meeks, Financial Services Liaison for SCC, provides assistance to Southwestern High School student, Ben Hancock, filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Ben Hancock and his father, Jim Hancock, attended the College Goal Sunday held on the Somerset Community College Campus on January 30. College Goal Sunday was held at 21 sites across the state to inform students and their families on the process of applying for financial aid.

Over 130 students and family members attended College Goal Sunday held at Somerset Community College on January 30. College Goal Sunday was held at 21 sites across Kentucky to educate students and their families about options for financial aid and how to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Pictured is Chris Muse, Interim Finanical Aid Coordinator for SCC Laurel Campus, talking with Somerset High School student, Tyler Brummett, and his parents Bert and Teresa Brummett.