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Governor Hickenlooper proclaims February 12, 2012 as College Goal Sunday Day

In an effort to encourage students to attend college, Governor Hickenlooper has proclaimed February 12, 2012 as College Goal Sunday Day. The objective of College Goal Sunday is to provide Colorado families assistance in the financial aid process.

The sixth annual national event will be held at 17 locations statewide from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm. in most locations. Families will receive free professional guidance on ways to pay for college, specifically how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is a crucial step in the college planning process.


The FAFSA must be completed for a student to receive any type of financial aid, including grants, work study, student loans and even many scholarships. Students are encouraged to submit their FAFSA as close to the first of the year to receive as much financial aid as possible.


“In a time where college is no longer a luxury, but a necessity in the workplace, it is more vital than ever to provide families with the knowledge and resources to make higher education a reality,” said Dawn Taylor Owens, executive director of College In Colorado – an initiative of the Department of Higher Education. “For many families the greatest hurdle is how to pay for college. College Goal Sunday provides an incredible platform for families to receive free direction on ways to make college affordable.”


Families are encouraged to bring their 2011 federal tax records, to ensure they can work through the FAFSA during the time they have with financial aid experts. Spanish translators will also be available at each of the College Goal Sunday sites.  In addition to free financial aid assistance, more than $20,000 in scholarships will be given away on College Goal Sunday.

Go to www.collegegoalcolorado.org for more information and ways to prepare for College Goal Sunday.


College Goal Sunday will be held at the following locations (more location information can be found at www.collegegoalcolorado.org):






Adams State College

Adams State - Student Union

Stadium Blvd. and 1st Avenue

Sunday, Feb. 12

2 – 4 p.m.


Community College of Aurora

Administration Building

16000 E. Centre Tech Parkway

Sunday, Feb. 12 

12 – 2 p.m.

Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak Community College

5675 S. Academy Boulevard


Sunday, Feb. 12 

2 – 4 p.m.

Colorado Springs

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway

Columbine Hall, Rooms 220, 221, 223, & 224

Sunday, Feb. 12 

2 – 4 p.m.

Commerce City

Adams City High School

7200 Quebec Parkway

Sunday, Feb. 12 

2 – 4 p.m.


Colorado Northwestern Community College - Bell Tower Building

50 College Drive

Sunday, Feb. 12 

2 – 4 p.m.

Denver/Auraria Campus

Auraria Campus

The Tivoli Student Union

900 Auraria Parkway

Sunday, Feb. 12

2 – 4 p.m.


Fort Lewis College

Reed Library

1000 Rim Drive

Saturday, Feb. 18 

2 – 4 p.m.

Fort Collins

Front Range Community College

Blanca Peak Building

4616 S. Shields

Sunday, Feb. 12 

2 – 4 p.m.

Grand Junction

Colorado Mesa University

Wubben Hall, Room 145

1100 North Avenue

Sunday, Feb. 12 

1 – 4 p.m.


University of Northern Colorado

University Center

2045 10th Avenue

Sunday, Feb. 12

2 – 4 p.m.


Western State College of Colorado

Student Union

Sunday, Feb. 12

2 – 4 p.m.

La Junta

Otero Junior College

2002 San Juan Avenue

Sunday, Feb. 12

 2 – 4 p.m.


Front Range Community College – Boulder

2121 Miller Drive

Sunday, Feb. 12 

2 – 4 p.m.


Pueblo Community College

900 W. Orman Avenue

Sunday, Feb. 12

2 – 4 p.m.


Northeastern Junior College

Phillips Whyman Hall

701 Landrum Lane

Sunday, Feb. 12 

2 – 4 p.m.



Partners of College Goal Sunday include Colorado Association of Financial Aid Administrators (CAFAA), CAFAA – Past Presidents, College In Colorado, Colorado Department of Higher Education, LUMINA Foundation for Education, University of Denver, and Regis University.

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