Jan 12,2007 00:00
Bend Weekly News Sources
In a world where going to college is getting harder and more expensive every year, College Goal Oregon is here to help. An event designed to connect today's students and their families with the financial aid dollars currently available to them is scheduled for Saturday, January 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 15 different locations throughout Oregon. Anyone interested in dropping in during a College Goal Oregon workshop should begin gathering the paperwork necessary to apply for financial aid dollars.
The event will be held at the following 15 locations: four Portland Community College locations, Central Oregon Community College-Redmond, Columbia Gorge Community College-Hood River, Columbia Gorge Community College-The Dalles, Chemeketa Community College, Eastern Oregon University, Lane Community College, Klamath Community College, Rogue Community College-Redwood, Rogue Community College-Riverside, Southwestern Oregon Community College, and Tillamook Bay Community College.
This event is part of the national College Goal Sunday program aimed at helping students in need of financial aid. The program started in Indiana in 1989 and has spread to more than 30 states. By 2008, all but three states will be involved. Participating states receive three-year grants from the Lumina Foundation for Education.
For directions to a site, information about volunteering, or more information about College Goal Oregon and financial aid, visit www.collegegoaloregon.org. This site is available in Spanish at http://www.collegegoaloregon.org/es/index.html.