Louisiana College Goal Sunday®

    The date for the 2018 event is to be announced.


What To Bring

Dependent students and at least one parent should attend

Independent students do not need to bring a parent

You are considered an independent student ONLY if you can answer "yes" to at least one of these questions:

  • Were you born before January 1, 1995?
  • As of today, are you married?
  • At the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, will you be working on a masters or doctorate program?
  • Are you currently serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces for purposes other than training?
  • Are you a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces?
  • Do you have children (or will you have) who will receive more than half of their support from you between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019?
  • Do you have dependents (other than your spouse/child) who will live with you and receive more than half of their support from you now and through June 30, 2019?
  • At any time since you turned age 13, were both of your parents deceased, were you in foster care, or were you a dependent or ward of the court?
  • Are you or were you an emancipated minor as determined by a court in your state of legal residence?
  • Are you or were you in legal guardianship as determined by a court in your state of legal residence?
  • At any time on or after July 1, 2014, were you determined by certain governmental agencies to be an unaccompanied youth who was homeless?


  • Your, and your parent's (if applicable), Social Security Number (can be found on Social Security card)
  • Your Driver's License (if any)
  • Your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID if you have applied for and received one prior to the event
  • Documentation that you are a U.S. permanent resident or other non-citizen (if applicable)

Financial Information

  • W-2 Forms for 2016 and other records of money earned
  • Your (and your spouse's, if you are married) 2016 signed Federal Income Tax Return - IRS Form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 1040Telfile Foreign Tax Return or tax return from Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, The U.S. Virgin Islands, The Marshall Islands or the Federated States of Micronesia
  • Your Parent's 2016 signed Federal Income Tax Return (if you are a dependent student as defined above)
  • Untaxed income records for 2016 - Social Security temporary assistance to needy families, welfare, or veterans benefits records
  • Current bank statements (checking, savings, other)
  • Current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond, and other investment records
  • All information reviewed by the College Goal Sunday volunteers will be kept private and confidential and will not be used for any purpose other than helping the students and families apply for financial aid. Student and family identities will be protected to the best extent possible and none of the information being requested will be sent to vendors for other purposes besides applying for aid.