About 70 students came to the Emporia High School library to get help with financial aid Sunday, as part of College Goal Sunday. Site co-coordinator Jessica Sauer said College Goal Sunday is meant to relieve some of the intimidation with applying for federal student aid.
Cerece Lawson drove up from her home in Burlington to fill out the FAFSA for her college-bound daughter. She says it was nice having professionals on hand to help answer any questions she had.
Tyler Standerwick will be a freshman at Flint Hills Technical College. He says it wasn't difficult filling out the application, and recommends College Goal Sunday to anybody about to enter college.
The session in Emporia was one of 21 other sites across Kansas, providing financial aid assistance. Drew Stapp of Emporia High won a $500 scholarship, historically handed out during this event by ESU Financial Aid representatives.