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BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - With the deadline to file a FAFSA for federal aid approaching, counselors were out Sunday to help students with the difficult paperwork.

Thousands of students sought assistance at more than 23 locations across West Virginia on 'College Goal Sunday.'

Organizers say the event is a good way for students to make connections.

"It eases the anxiety," said  organizer Angela Holley. "When they're getting ready for that transition, particularly from high school to college, just having a name and a face can ease the anxiety of coming to college and particularly with the financial aid process, it's often a very overwhelming process in general."

The counselors also talked to students about specific colleges, so the students can make informed choices.

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