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Tennessee College Goal Sunday scheduled for Jan. 27

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UTC will host Tennessee College Goal Sunday, a College Goal Tennessee event, Jan. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the first-floor lobby of the University Center. 

This event is for future college students to learn basic financial aid information, and it will also provide an opportunity for students to file the Free Application for Student Aid, which is required for all federal and state aid recipients. 

Current students and their families who need help with the FAFSA or who want to know more about money management are encouraged to attend. 

Any student who plans to attend any college during the 2013-2014 academic year is also welcome to attend this free event.

Younger students may attend Tennessee College Goal Sunday if they have questions or they would like to prepare for upcoming academic pursuits.  Families are welcome to come and ask questions and gather information about college.

Representatives from the UTC financial aid office, undergraduate admissions office and the Educational Opportunity Center will be available to answer questions and assist students with FAFSA submissions.

The UTC financial literacy coordinator will also be available to answer questions about money management, smart borrowing and planning for college.

Students and their parents who attend are encouraged to bring:
—2012 federal tax return or other income documentation
—Social Security number
—Driver’s license (if available)
—2012 W-2 forms or year-end pay stubs and other year-end records of money received
—2012 untaxed income records (Social Security, temporary assistance to needy families, welfare or veterans' benefits records)
—2012 bank statements
—2012 business and investment mortgage information; business and farm records; stock, bond and other investment records
—Alien registration card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
—Your pin number for the FAFSA if you plan on filling it out 

“It is important for students to file their federal financial aid application, FAFSA, early, preferably in January, for the upcoming academic year in order to be considered for most types of financial aid," Dianne Cox, director of the UTC student financial aid office, said in a prepared statement. "Federal, state and need-based institutional grants with limited funding go to the earliest FAFSA filers who qualify for these funds."

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