Iowa College Goal Sunday

Free FAFSA Assistance Available at Iowa College Goal Sunday Help for College-Bound Students in 47 Locations in February and March

College-bound students can receive free help preparing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at more than 70 events across the state in February and March. Volunteers will help students and families fill out FAFSAs during Iowa College Goal Sunday, part of the national College Goal Sunday program.

The main focus of Iowa College Goal Sunday is to help first-generation and low-income students find the funds they need to attend college, but all students can benefit from free help with the FAFSA. The FAFSA is a free form that may be completed without professional assistance via paper or electronic forms provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

2016 Locations

Iowa College Goal Sunday will be held in these locations:

  • Ames (DMACC Hunziker Center presented by Iowa State University)
  • Ankeny (Iowa College Access Network/DMACC Main Campus)
  • Calmar (Northeast Iowa Community College)
  • Cedar Falls (Cedar Falls High School presented by University of Northern Iowa)
  • Cedar Rapids/Hiawatha (Iowa College Access Network)
  • Centerville (Indian Hills Community College)
  • Clarinda (Iowa Western Community College)
  • Clinton (Clinton Community College)
  • Coralville (Iowa College Access Network)
  • Council Bluffs (Iowa College Access Network)
  • Council Bluffs (Iowa Western Community College)
  • Creston (Southwestern Community College)
  • Davenport (Iowa College Access Network)
  • Davenport (Scott Community College)
  • Davenport (St. Ambrose University)
  • Denison (Western Iowa Technical College)
  • Des Moines (Des Moines Area Community College – Urban)
  • Des Moines (Des Moines Central Library)
  • Des Moines (Forest Avenue Library)
  • Des Moines (Grand View University)
  • Des Moines (East High School)
  • Dubuque (Clarke University)
  • Emmetsburg (Iowa Lakes Community College)
  • Fort Dodge (Iowa Central Community College)
  • Grinnell (Iowa Valley Community College)
  • Iowa Falls (Ellsworth Community College)
  • Keokuk (Southeastern Community College)
  • Lamoni (Graceland University)
  • Marshalltown (Marshalltown Community College)
  • Mason City (Mason City High School)
  • Monticello (Jones Regional Education Center – Kirkwood Community College )
  • Muscatine (Muscatine Community College)
  • Ottumwa (Iowa College Access Network)
  • Ottumwa (Indian Hills Community College)
  • Sheldon (Northwest Iowa Community College)
  • Sioux City (Iowa College Access Network)
  • Sioux City (Western Iowa Technical College)
  • Spirit Lake (Spirit Lake High School)
  • Waterloo (Hawkeye Community College)
  • Waterloo (Iowa College Access Network)
  • Waverly (Waverly-Shellrock Senior High School - presented by Warburg College)
  • West Burlington (Southeastern Community College)

For updated information on the 2016 event, please visit

You can help promote the mission of Iowa College Goal Sunday by referring high school seniors and new and returning college students, helping transport students and families, and volunteering your time. For more information on how to get involved, visit or contact Brittania Morey at or (877) 272-4692.

The Iowa College Goal Sunday is part of the national College Goal SundaySM program, currently managed by USA Funds and held in 40 states and the District of Columbia. The program is funded by a grant through USA Funds with additional support from the Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (IASFAA) and Consumer Credit of Des Moines. A number of Iowa organizations have partnered to plan and present Iowa College Goal Sunday.

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