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MHCC to host College Goal Oregon

Riley Hinds
The Advocate

College Goal Oregon is coming to the MHCC main campus Saturday to help students with financial aid issues, and facilitators will be in the tutoring center above the library (Room 3333) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Students applying for financial aid can “bring in their income information and we help them fill out the FASFA and take them over to the computer lab and help them fill it out there online. That way, it’s done and over with,” said Jill Beller from the Financial Aid Office.

The program is meant to introduce students to the financial aid system and give them the help they may need with their FASFA paperwork.

“A lot of times, students are intimidated by the whole FASFA process, so here they have an opportunity to sit down with a financial aid person in the computer lab who will help them answer the questions as they go through the process,” said Beller.

According to the College Goal website — www.collegegoaloregon.org/faqs — students expecting to attend the session should bring a parent if possible, most recent completed federal tax return, current value of assets, Social Security number of students and parents, and their driver’s license (if they have one).

For about three and a half years, the college has been hosting College Goal Oregon through the Financial Aid office. Volunteers for the event are to be spotted in red shirts and/or hats.

From Pendleton to Medford in Oregon and across the United States, high schools, community colleges and universities are holding sessions similar to the one being held at MHCC.


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