Southwest Hosts College Goal Tennessee 2016 to Help Families with TN Promise "FAFSA" Requirement

For more information, contact:
Brenda J. Rayner

Southwest Tennessee Community College is one of many colleges in Tennessee hosting College Goal Tennessee 2016 to provide students and their families with information regarding how to obtain financial aid for college. During College Goal Tennessee you can:

  • Obtain free on-site professional assistance with filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form.
  • Talk to financial aid professionals about financial aid resources and how to apply.
  • Get information regarding state-wide student services, admission requirements, and more.

College Goal Tennessee will be held on Southwest's Macon Cove Campus, 5983 Macon Cove, Memphis, TN, on the Sundays listed below from 2-4 p.m.:

  • January 24, Academic Building, Wing C, Rooms 189 and 191
  • January 31, Academic Building, Wing C, Rooms 189 and 191

How It Works

Simply attend College Goal Tennessee. It's completely free. While you're there, a financial aid professional will answer your questions and help you fill out the application for federal, state, lottery and other financial aid programs.

Who Should Attend

If you're a Tennessee resident who could qualify for undergraduate admission to a college, university, career college, or technical school, and you need financial aid and help filling out the FAFSA, then College Goal Tennessee is for you. All students and parent(s) are welcome.

What You Should Bring

Students and their parents should bring the following (if available):

  • 2015 Federal Tax Return or other income documentation
  • Social Security number
  • Driver's license (if any)
  • 2015 W-2 Forms or year-end pay stubs and other year-end records of money received
  • 2015 untaxed income records - Social Security, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, welfare, or veterans benefits records
  • 2015 bank statements
  • 2015 business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond, and other investment records
  • Alien registration card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

If you plan to complete the FAFSA online during the event, please note that the Department of Education is using the new Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID, which will be comprised of a user-selected username and password. The FSA ID will replace the Federal Student Aid PIN as the process by which students, parents, and borrowers authenticate their identity to access their federal student aid information. To create an FSA ID, please access the Create a New FSA ID (opens new window) website. Instructions are provided.

The College Goal Tennessee event will provide useful information to assist with completing the FAFSA, however attendance is not a requirement.

For more details visit College Goal Tennessee (opens new window), call 800-342-1663 or email