2nd annual College Goal Sunday
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Nevada System of Higher Education
5550 W. Flamingo Rd., Suite C-1
Las Vegas, Nevada 89103
Tel: (702) 889-8426


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2006

Contact: John Kuhlman
(702) 889-8426 / John_Kuhlman@nshe.nevada.edu

2nd annual College Goal Sunday to be held Jan. 29

Statewide event to assist students with the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The Nevada System of Higher Education will hold a special statewide event on Jan. 29 from 2-4 p.m. to help college-bound high school students in the completion and filing of the FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is the basis for determining eligibility for all need-based financial aid.

“The majority of Nevada’s college students qualify for some kind of financial aid, which includes loans, work study, grants and scholarship. The first step is completing the required forms correctly and on time,” said Dr. Jane Nichols, NSHE vice chancellor for academic and student affairs and chairperson for this year’s event.

This free event is open to all graduating high school students and their families and will be held at the following 10 locations:

§ Western Nevada Community College
(775) 445-3264
2201 W. College Pkwy., Cedar 331
Carson City

§ Great Basin College - High Tech Center
(775) 753-2399
1290 Burns Road
Elko

§ Western Nevada Community College
(775) 423-7565
160 Campus Way, Sage 103
Fallon

§ Nevada State College
(702) 992-2150
1125 Nevada State Drive
Henderson

§ University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(702) 895-3424
4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Classroom Building
Complex (CBC) A Room 108
Las Vegas

§ Western Nevada Community College
(775) 782-2413
Douglas Campus, 1680 Bentley Parkway South
Minden

§ Community College of Southern Nevada
(702) 651-4047
3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., Horn Theater
North Las Vegas

§ Truckee Meadows Community College
(775) 673-707
27000 Dandini Blvd., Sierra 108
Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno staff will join with their TMCC colleagues at this one site to better serve our local area attendees.
§ CCSN Tech Center at Pahrump Valley High School
(775) 537-2701
551 E. Calvada Blvd.
Pahrump

§ Great Basin College Branch
(775) 623-4824
5490 Kluncy Canyon Rd.
Winnemucca

“Our goal is to eliminate any problems with comprehending, completing and submitting the Federal FAFSA form,” said Nichols. “Our program will walk students and families through the process step- by-step. Hopefully, this will ensure their ability to explore all financial aid options available.”

The FAFSA form is required by most educational institutions to determine eligibility for a wide range of grants, loans and scholarships. Students from all socioeconomic backgrounds are encouraged to complete the form.

Sponsored nationally by the Lumina Foundation, the College Goal Sunday program has been successful in other states including Indiana, Hawaii, Arizona, and California.

To participate, students are encouraged to pre- register by logging on to the Web site www.cgs.nevada.edu . The site contains basic information about the event and provides specific information regarding program locations. Registration is not required to attend the event at any of the 10 Nevada locations.
The Nevada System of Higher Education, comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute, serves the educational and job training needs of the nation’s fastest growing state. As Nevada’s only system of higher education, the NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 100,000 students and is governed by the Nevada Board of Regents.