Pellissippi State offers free workshop for applying for financial aid

The process of applying for financial aid can seem overwhelming for both students and parents. Take it off your to-do list by attending College Goal Sunday, a free workshop at Pellissippi State Community College.

The event is at noon this coming Sunday, Jan. 27, in the Educational Resources Center, Room 327, on the Hardin Valley Campus. It is sponsored by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation and Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

Pellissippi State hosts College Goal Sunday to help current and potential students and their families navigate the steps necessary to apply for financial aid for higher education. The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the documentation required to be considered for financial aid, including grants, scholarships and loans. Knowing how to complete the FAFSA properly is crucial, and financial aid professionals will be on hand to help students successfully complete and submit the documents.

Those who are unsure whether they’ll need financial aid are encouraged to attend the event as well, since attending will ensure that critical FAFSA deadlines have been met if applicants decide they need assistance later in the year. Completing the FAFSA establishes no obligation to attend college.

To register for College Goal Sunday, fill out and submit the online Events Registration form at www.state.tn.us/collegegoalsunday/student_reg.html. Participants should bring specific financial documents to the session. The list of what to bring is available online at www.state.tn.us/collegegoalsunday/information.html. The four-hour workshop begins promptly at noon. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

For additional information, call (800) 342-1663 or visit www.tn.gov/collegegoalsunday. To contact Pellissippi State directly, call (865) 694-6400.

To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action at (865) 694-6607 or humanresources@pstcc.edu.