Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) will be hosting a College Goal Wisconsin event Saturday, Feb. 23, to assist students with financial aid for enrollment in any two-or four-year college in the next academic year. The event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Business Education Center, 620 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire. Students who attend have a chance to win scholarships.
College Goal Wisconsin is a national event that provides free information and assistance to families who are filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), the federally required form for students seeking financial aid, such as grants and loans. Completing the FAFSA is the first and most important step in qualifying for aid.
Volunteers from area colleges and universities will be helping students complete the application process. In addition to staff from CVTC, volunteers from UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout, Globe University, and the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will be assisting.
Students should attend with a parent or guardian, if possible. A list of materials, including tax returns and financial records, that families should bring can be found at www.collegegoalwi.org. Independent students need only bring their own financial information.
The CVTC College Goal Wisconsin event is one of 13 to be held throughout the state Feb. 23-24. Students who submit or save a FAFSA and complete a survey at the event will be entered into a statewide drawing for one of 31 scholarships from $250 to $1,000.