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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Students across the state participated in College Goal Sunday. The program provided free help to families applying for college financial aid.
Professionals at the event helped students complete the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid.
Officials say the event was held earlier this year for an important reason.
"Unfortunately, some of those state dollars are running out earlier and earlier each year. Part of the funds from the state ran out last year on February 7th so that's why we decided to move the event back 2 weeks earlier this year," explained Mike Abboud, Associate Director of Student Financial Aid with the University of Louisville.
According to the Kentucky Higher Education Authority, students who file the FAFSA before early February have the best chance of getting aid.