FAME urges students to fill out aid forms

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AUGUSTA – The Finance Authority of Maine has reminded all students seeking financial aid for college of the importance of filing the 2007-2008 Free Application for Federal Student Aid form and invited students and families to attend College Goal Sunday on Jan. 28 for assistance in completing the form.

The form is required of any student seeking federal and state financial aid, including grants and loans at all colleges in the country. Deadlines for filing the form vary from school to school, and students should consult the deadlines of every school to which they are applying.

FAME encourages all students to complete the form as soon after Jan. 1 as possible. Online forms and more information are available at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

College Goal Sunday is a statewide volunteer program that provides free information and assistance to students and families who are applying for financial aid for post secondary education. All families with students planning to attend college are welcome to participate.

College Goal Sunday brings together financial aid professionals from colleges and universities along with other volunteers to help college-bound students and their families complete the form. It will take place at 2 p.m. Jan. 28 at various locations throughout the state.

To learn more about the program or for directions to a location, visit www.collegegoalsundaymaine.com. Interested individuals also may contact FAME at 1-800-228-3734 or by e-mail at education@famemaine.com. To learn more about FAME, visit www.famemaine.com.

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