The start of the New Year represents new resolutions, high hopes and for college students and their parents throughout the nation, time to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

   For prospective students and parents who haven’t been through the process before it can prove a daunting and often confusing task, which is why anyone planning on attending college in 2012 is encouraged to attend College Goal Sunday at 1:30 pm on Jan. 29 in Technology Hall at Naugatuck Valley Community College.

   In a single afternoon, students and their families can become familiar with college entrance requirements, learn about planning for college, and obtain on-site assistance in filling out financial aid application. In addition, valuable information will be shared about the benefits of attending college, student support services, areas of study and different degree programs. Spanish interpreters will be available.

   College Goal Sunday is funded and sponsored by Lumina Foundation for Education, the CT Association of Professional Financial Aid Administrators (CAPFAA), the CT Association of Educational Opportunity Programs (CAEOP), and the YMCAs of Connecticut.
The event will be held at twelve locations statewide.

   For more information about the event, call 1(888) 277-2270 or email

   Naugatuck Valley Community College was established in 1992 with the merging of Waterbury State Technical College and Mattatuck Community College as a public, two-year, associate degree granting, co-educational, non-residential institution. Approximately 11,000 degree and 5,000 non-degree students enroll annually in over 100 accredited and non-credit lifelong learning programs at the College to fulfill their educational goals.
The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education and several programs maintain specialized accreditations. The College is located on a 110-acre campus at 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, Connecticut, at exit 18 off Interstate 84 near the junction of Route 8. It also offers classes in Danbury at 183 Main Street, Danbury High School and WestConn. Visit for more information.