Free online scholarship help

Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC) will offer free online training for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on Mar. 26 at 7 p.m. Future dates are  Apr. 30, May 28 and June 25.

Financial aid experts will be available to answer questions from parents and students about completing the FAFSA. It is the form that determines eligibility for need-based federal, state, and campus-based financial aid programs, including the Oregon Opportunity Grant. Students are encouraged to file their FAFSA as soon as possible to increase their chances of funding for the 2010-11 academic year.

To register, email

Students should include their parent/guardian, if possible, and have on hand both their own and their parent(s) most recent completed federal income tax return; current value of assets, including cash, checking, savings, investments, and value of business/farm, if any; social security numbers (including parents or guardians); driver’s license (if any); and alien registration card (if you are not a U.S. citizen).

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College Goal Oregon is part of the national College Goal Sunday program to help students access millions of available financial aid dollars. In 2009, over 2,400 Oregon students and 310 volunteers participated in College Goal Oregon at 28 sites.  The event partners with the Oregon Student Assistance Commission, NELA Center for Student Learning, Oregon Assoc. of Student Financial Aid Administrators, YMCA and receives support from The Lumina Foundation for Education. For more information about College Goal Oregon, visit:


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