January 25, 2006

College Goal Sunday

Learn How to Finance College at WNCC

All three Western Nevada Community College campuses are taking part in College Goal Sunday this weekend, a statewide program to help potential students apply for financial assistance and chart a course to an affordable college education. WNCC Carson City, Fallon and Douglas will all be open on Sunday, Jan. 29, from 2-4 p.m.

"Graduating high school students are encouraged to bring their parents," WNCC Director of Financial Assistance Lori Tiede said. "This year, we will also have someone providing assistance to Spanish-speaking students at the Carson City campus."

At the two-hour moderated session, financial aid professionals will help college-bound students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid that is required by educational institutions nationwide for students seeking financial assistance. This includes grants, loans, and scholarships (including Nevada's Millennium Scholarship) and other financial awards.

"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, Nevada System of Higher Education vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs and chair for this year's event.

Organizers suggest students visit www.cgs.nevada.edu for basic information about the event and specific locations for each program. Pre-registration is recommended, but not required.

WNCC Locations

WNCC Carson City
2201 West College Parkway, Carson City
Cedar Building, room 331

WNCC Douglas
1680 Bently Parkway, Minden
Bently Hall

WNCC Fallon
160 Campus Way, Fallon
Sage Building, room 103

For additional information, please contact:
WNC Information and Marketing Services
2201 W. College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-445-3234
Fax: 775-445-3198
E-mail: info_desk@wnc.edu

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