Friday, January 21, 2011

College Goal Maine Returns to York County

Senators Jon Courtney and Ronald Collins announced recently that the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) will offer the 8th annual College Goal Maine around the state on various dates and locations during January and early February of 2011.
College Goal Maine, formerly known as College Goal Sunday, brings together financial aid professionals from Maine colleges and universities, along with other volunteers, to help college-bound students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. This form is required for any student seeking federal and state financial aid, including grants and loans at all colleges in the country.
Deadlines for filing the FAFSA form vary from school to school, and students should carefully consult the deadlines of every school to which they are applying. FAME encourages all students to complete the FAFSA form as soon as possible; ideally, all students should complete the FAFSA sometime during the month of January. Free online forms and more information are available at
The two meeting locations in York County are on Sunday, January 30 at 2:00 p.m. The meetings will be held in Wells at the York County Community College cafeteria and in Saco at the Thornton Academy Dining Commons.
You can find more information as well as various other dates and locations throughout the State on the FAME website at
“Preparing for a higher education is often an overwhelming and stressful experience for both students and parents,” said Senator Courtney. “College Goal Maine is a wonderful opportunity to get help with preparing for college and navigating the FAFSA form.”
“I encourage all college-bound students and their families to attend a College Goal Maine workshop,” said Senator Collins. “These Workshops can be incredibly helpful in the college process.”