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Free Help Available for College Financial Aid - Volunteers to Help Families Fill Out FAFSA

February 3, 2012

 Free Help Available for College Financial Aid 

Volunteers to Help Families Fill Out FAFSA 
WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (Feb. 3, 2012) — Iowa students and families can get free 
assistance with forms required for federal financial aid at Iowa College Goal Sunday, held 
Saturday, Feb. 18 through Sunday, Feb. 26, in 31 Iowa locations. 
Volunteers for Iowa College Goal SundaySM will help students and their families fill out and file 
the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as part of a national program that helps 
students qualify for federal financial aid. The FAFSA, which is available in free paper and 
electronic forms from the U.S. Department of Education, is the first step in the qualification 
process. 
“This program is great for anyone who has questions or wants free help with the FAFSA,” said 
Jennifer Coffman, state coordinator of the 2012 Iowa College Goal Sunday. “It’s especially 
helpful for students who are low-income or are in the first generation of their families to attend 
college, or both.” 
This year, Iowa College Goal Sunday is a week-long event, and will be held in 27 Iowa 
communities at the locations below beginning Saturday, Feb. 18 through Sunday, Feb. 26. 
Students or parents may attend individually, but it’s best if the student and at least one parent or 
guardian come together. Certain paperwork is required to fill out the forms. (See sidebar.) Calmar – Feb. 18
Northeast Iowa Community College 
Hwy 150 South, Calmar 
Iowa Falls – Feb. 26 
Ellsworth Community College 
1100 College Ave, Iowa Falls 
Cedar Rapids – Feb. 23
Kirkwood Community College 
6301 Kirkwood Blvd. S.W., Cedar Rapids 
Marshalltown – Feb. 21 & 25 
Marshalltown Community College 
3700 S Center Street, Marshalltown 
Centerville – Feb. 22 
Indian Hills Community College 
721 N. First Street, Centerville 
Mason City – Feb. 23 
Mason City High School 
1700 4th Street SE, Mason City 
Clarinda – Feb. 18 
Iowa Western Community College 
923 Washington Street, Clarinda 
Monticello – Feb. 20 
Jones Regional Education Center - 
Kirkwood Community College 
220 Welter Drive, Monticello
Clinton – Feb. 20 
Clinton Community College 
1000 Lincoln Blvd. 
Muscatine – Feb. 23 
Muscatine Community College 
152 Colorado Street, Muscatine 
Council Bluffs – Feb. 18 
Kaplan University 
1751 Madison Ave. Suite 750, Council Bluffs 
Ottumwa – Feb. 26 
 Indian Hills Community College 
525 Grandview Ave., Ottumwa 
Creston – Feb. 22 
Southwestern Community College 
1501 W. Towline Street, Creston 
Perry – Feb. 21 
DMACC at Perry VanKirk Career Academy 
1011 2nd Street, Perry 
Davenport 
St. Ambrose University – Feb. 22 
518 W. Locust Street, Davenport 
Scott Community College – Feb. 25 
326 W 3rd Street, Davenport 
Sheldon – Feb. 21 
Northwest Iowa Community College 
603 West Park Street, Sheldon 
Denison – Feb. 25 
Western Iowa Tech. 
11 North 35th Street, Denison 
Sioux City – Feb. 18 
Western Iowa Tech. 
4647 Stone Ave, Sioux City
Des Moines 
Forest Avenue Public Library – Feb. 18 
1326 Forest Avenue, Des Moines 
AIB College of Business – Feb. 21 
2500 Fleur Drive, Des Moines 
Central Library (Downtown) – Feb. 25 
1000 Grand, Des Moines 
Grand View University – Feb. 25 
1200 Grandview Ave., Des Moines
Storm Lake – Feb. 22 
Buena Vista University 
610 Fourth Street, Storm Lake 
Dubuque – Feb. 25 
University of Dubuque 
2000 University Ave, Dubuque
Waterloo – Feb. 21 
Hawkeye Community College 
1501 E Orange Rd, Waterloo 
Emmetsburg – Feb. 18 
Iowa Lakes Community College 
3200 College Dr., Emmetsburg 
Waverly – Feb. 23 
Wartburg College 
100 Wartburg Blvd, Waverly
Fort Dodge – Feb. 21 
Iowa Central Community College 
West Burlington – Feb. 18 
Southeastern Iowa Community College 160 S. 68th Street | Suite 1101 | West Des Moines, IA 50266 
 (877) 272-4692 | www.IowaCGS.org | CGS@ICANsucceed.org
One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge 1500 West Agency Rd, West Burlington
Iowa City – Feb. 22 
Kirkwood Community College 
1816 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City
For more information, please visit the Iowa College Goal Sunday Web site, www.IowaCGS.org. 
Details are also available from the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) at (877) 272-4692 or 
CGS@ICANsucceed.org. 
Iowa College Goal Sunday is part of the national College Goal SundaySM program, currently 
managed by the YMCA of the USA and held in 40 states and the District of Columbia. The 
program is funded by grants from Lumina Foundation for Education. A number of Iowa 
organizations have partnered to plan and present Iowa College Goal Sunday. 
[Sidebar] 
To complete the FAFSA, families should bring, for both the student and parent, the following: 
Social Security number, driver’s license number and date of birth 
Most recent federal and state tax returns 
W-2 forms or other records of income earned last year 
Current bank statements and investment records 
Records of untaxed income received last year 
2011 business and farm records 
Alien registration numbers if not a U.S. citizen 
Students and parents may also register in advance for federal personal identification numbers 
(PINs) to electronically sign the forms and make future changes. To request a PIN, visit 
www.pin.ed.gov. 
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