School notes for Jan. 21, 2014

College planning events helps with financial aid, includes workshops

Clark College and Washington State University Vancouver will again team up to host College Goal Washington.

The event will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, in the Gaiser Hall Student Center on Clark College’s main campus, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.

College Goal Washington is free, and helps students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the form required to apply for federal financial assistance for higher education.

College Goal Washington is the largest event of its kind in the state-and the only one to offer workshops and help filing the FAFSA in English, Russian and Spanish.

The event is open to all students and families, no matter where a student plans to go to school. The FAFSA is considered the gateway to accessing financial aid resources such as federal and state grants, school loans, and scholarships.

Family financial information is a key part of completing the form, so students and parents are encouraged to attend together. Typically the FAFSA form takes about an hour to complete.

For more information about College Goal Washington or for directions to Clark College, click www.clark.edu or call 992-2153.