Going to college costs a fortune. If you compare how much college graduates make vs. what high school grads make over a lifetime, the high cost is worth the investment. If you're willing to do some homework and legwork, you can get a lot of that paid for by other people. Sunday, February 12th, the University of Michigan-Flint will host College Goal Sunday with volunteer assistance in properly filling out the FAFSA forms (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

This College Goal Event will take place in the Computer Lab, located on the first floor of the Murchie Science Building from 2-4 pm. Students under 23 years of age are encouraged to attend with a parent or guardian. Parents and students should bring their completed 2011 Federal tax return (1040) if possible, or their W-2 and 1099 forms.

If you are graduating from high school this year or are already in college, you are probably eligible for Federal financial aid.
To get the most assistance for college, your FAFSA needs to be submitted by March 1st. Not sure about college? Apply for the money now and decide later.
If you procrastinate, you might miss a great opportunity to get ahead.