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Group offering students free help with FAFSA
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MADISON - Anyone who is planning to pursue a post-secondary education in the 2018-19 academic year may receive free help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid College with the help of College Goal Wisconsin.

The four nearest locations and dates are: Oct. 11 at La Follette High School, 702 Pflaum Road, Madison; Oct. 18 at Platteville Middle School, 40 E. Madison St., Platteville; Oct. 25 at Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Boulevard, Beloit; and Nov. 8 at James Madison Memorial High School, 201 S. Gammon Road, Madison, and at Hedberg Public Library, 316 S. Main St., Janesville. All events start at 6 p.m.

The FAFSA is the form that must be submitted in order to be considered for federal and state financial aid, including grants and loans. Students pursuing a post-secondary education in 2018-19 can complete the FAFSA beginning Oct. 1.

More than 22,000 Wisconsin students have received free help completing the FAFSA at College Goal Wisconsin events held throughout the state since 2006. Financial aid professionals and other educators volunteer at the event to help students and their families complete the FAFSA.

Forty-three College Goal Wisconsin events will take place between Oct. 4 and Nov. 8. More locations, starting times, a list of what to bring and other information can be found by visiting the website at

In addition to getting professional help completing the FAFSA, attendees will have the opportunity to enter a scholarship drawing. The scholarship can be used at any private or public accredited college/university in the United States. The winner must be attending college in the fall of 2018 as a full-time undergraduate student.