St. Johns River State College is proud to host College Goal Sunday.

CGS!Florida is a statewide program that provides free information and assistance to families applying for college financial aid.

To apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, work-study, and loans, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completing and submitting the FAFSA gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school. All students and prospective students are encouraged to attend and determine if they qualify for financial aid assistance.

Attend one of these CGS!Florida events at SJR State:

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CGS picture February 14, 2016 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
SJR State Orange Park Campus

283 College Drive, Orange Park, FL 32065
V Building (Viking Center)
Directions to Orange Park Campus

February 21, 2016 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
SJR State Palatka Campus

5001 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32077
V Building (Viking Center)
Directions to Palatka Campus

Join us for:

• FREE step-by-step instructions for completing and submitting the FAFSA, along with the Florida Financial Aid Application

• FREE tax preparation assistance provided by United Way

• Financial aid presentations

• SJR State campus tours. Learn more about SJR State's 40+ programs

What you need to bring

To complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you will need:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your Driver's License Number
  • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  • Your most recent federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)
  • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
  • An FSA ID to sign electronically. (Request FSA ID)

If you are a dependent student, then you will also need most of the above information for your parent(s).

Undecided? Filling out the FAFSA doesn't obligate you to anything. Whether you choose a traditional college, community college, vocational or technical school, CGS!Florida can help you get money for higher education.

Questions about the FAFSA? Visit

Learn more about CGS!Florida at!FLORIDA/

Additional helpful websites

The College Goal Sunday program was established in 1989 and has evolved from a one-time event offered in the state of Indiana to a national effort including 40 states and the District of Columbia and over 10,000 volunteers dedicated to assisting student and families in accessing financial aid for college. The program was created by the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association with funding from Lily Endowment, Inc., with supplemental support from Lumina Foundation for Education. The program is currently operated by USA Funds.

Supporters of the CGS!Florida program include the following:

  • Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (FASFAA)

  • Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA/FLDOE)

  • National College Access Network

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