TAMIU Hosts ‘College Goal Sunday’ Feb. 27
Posted: 2/17/11

TAMIU Hosts ‘College

Goal Sunday,' Feb. 27

College-bound high school students and their parents won’t want to miss “College Goal Sunday,” a chance to get financial aid questions and concerns addressed, Sunday, Feb. 27 beginning at 2 p.m. at Texas A&M International University’s Pellegrino Hall, room 211.

This event is free and open to the public and part of a state and nation-wide push to help parents and college-bound students take the first step in applying for college by learning about available financial aid.

“We know that today’s economy is a real concern for parents as they ready their sons and daughters for higher education.  This special event will give all an opportunity to meet with our financial aid experts to learn more about scholarships, loans and other forms of financial assistance available and receive help filling out necessary forms,” said Laura Elizondo, TAMIU director of Financial Aid.

“College Goal Sunday is a non-profit program that provides free information and assistance to Texas families applying for financial assistance for higher education. TAMIU is one of more than 30 locations throughout the state and the only site in Laredo that will host College Goal Sunday in partnership with Texas A&M University’s Department of Scholarships and Financial Aid,” Elizondo explained.

Parents and their students should bring their 2010 tax returns and W2s, she said. Assistance will be available in English and Spanish.

Participants will also be eligible for a chance to win $250 for their college textbooks.

For more information about College Goal Sunday, go to http://financialaid.tamu.edu/cgs.

For more on financial aid at TAMIU, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 326.2225, e-mail financialaid@tamiu.edu, click on tamiu.edu/affairs/financial or visit offices in the University Success Center 214.

Office hours are Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu