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San Jacinto College
News Release
Thursday, February 02, 2012

College Goal Sunday to offer financial aid info 

PASADENA, Texas — Financial aid professionals will be on hand at each of the three San Jacinto College campuses to help students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as part of College Goal Sunday Texas on Feb. 12.

The free one-day event is designed to help students and their families with any questions or concerns they have while filling out the application. The FAFSA enables students to have access to federal and state-funded grants, scholarships, work-study programs, and loans to help pay for the cost of college. Last year, Texas students received $4 billion, with San Jacinto College students receiving more than $54 million in both state and federal financial aid.

Students and parents will need to bring their most recent tax information and a paystub from their 2011 employer(s). If this information is not available, FAFSA gives families the opportunity to retrieve IRS data at the time the application is completed. In fact, the San Jacinto College financial aid services department strongly recommends using the IRS Data Retrieval tool to eliminate potential delays with the application. To register for the event, and to see a more detailed list of information and other helpful documents to bring, please visit

College Goal Sunday Texas will be held in the Interactive Learning Centers (ILC) on the Central and South campuses, and the Welcome Center on the North Campus, on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Registered participants will also be eligible to win $250 towards their college textbooks.

About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

For more information about San Jacinto College, please call 281-998-6150, visit, or follow us on Facebook at

PHOTO CUTLINE: San Jacinto College (SJC) educational planner Shannon Hinton, left, provides financial aid counseling for SJC student Alfonso Alcazar. Financial aid assistance will be available at the upcoming College Goal Sunday event at all three SJC campuses. Photo credit: Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing department.

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