Site Coordinators

The success of Minnesota College Goal workshops depends on the help and hard work of our many dedicated volunteers. Each year, college and university financial aid administrators, high school and college officials, educators, and community members volunteer their time to organize workshops to assist students and their families with the FAFSA. Register to host a Minnesota College Goal event!

If you need to cancel  or change information on a registered site please submit an email to: mncollegegoal@gmail.com

NOTE: Please mail completed Educational Award Entry Forms to to Minnesota College Goal,1450 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, Minnesota 55108

Responsibilities

Site Coordinator Planning Checklist (PDF)

Attend an optional FAFSA + Site Coordinator Training ~ Plan Your Event ~ Recruit and Organize Volunteers ~ Promote Your Event in the Community ~ Collect and Return Participant Surveys and Educational Award Entry Forms ~ Complete a Volunteer Survey

Resources

You do not have to be a financial aid expert to be a Site Coordinator - we will give you the tools and training you need! Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Attend an optional FAFSA + Site Coordinator Training Session - this training will give you the information you need to help students complete the FAFSA. Select dates offer training to help site coordinator plan and implement their event(s). 
  2. Download and review the Site Coordinator Manual (PDF).
  3. Peruse the Online Toolkit and Financial Aid Resources listed below.

Site Coordinator Online Toolkit

The following documents are available to help you plan and host your Minnesota College Goal event. To view PDF documents you will need Acrobat Reader.

Site Coordinator Planning Tools

Volunteer Documents 

Event Materials

Financial Aid Resources

FAFSA Specific

FinAid!

Link to MN Dream Act Application

FAFSA Demonstration Site - complete a sample FAFSA with parents and students

Impact of Marital Status on the FAFSA (PDF)

Estimated EFC/Pell Grant/State Grant based on Income, Household Size and College Type (PDF)

FAFSA - complete the FAFSA in Spanish

FAFSA Tips for Unaccompanied Youth without Stable Housing and Those in Foster Care (PDF)

FAFSA Tips about Foreign Income or Native American Assets (PDF)

FAFSA for Special Populations (PDF) - unaccompanied homeless or foster care youth

Am I Dependent or Independent? (Graphic)

Who is my "Parent" when I Fill out the FAFSA?

 

General Financial Aid

Financial Aid Basics State and federal financial aid guide

Scholarship & Grants

FAFSA and MN Dream Act

Student Loans

Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions

Glossary of Financial Aid Acronyms

Financial Aid Glossary - searchable English-Spanish glossary of financial aid and postsecondary terms

MN Dream Act Handout

MN Dream Act Handout - Spanish

Scholarships for Undocumented Students (PDF) 

MnSCU Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program Handout (PDF) 

 

Helpful Organizations

Minnesota College Access Network

North American Council on Adoptable Children

Minnesota Minority Education Partnership, Inc.

Accountability Minnesota - free tax preparation clinics in the Twin Cities