Archive for November, 2008

Super Saturday, a state-wide event taking place on January 31, 2009 from 10 am – 3 pm, is open to the general public and offers one-on-one assistance with completion of the FASFA. College-bound as well as returning college students and their parents are encouraged to attend one of the 21 sites hosting Super Saturday around the Commonwealth.

In addition to assistance with the completion of the FAFSA, the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA) will offer free Financial Aid Workshops. All student participants can also register to win one $100 book scholarship at each location!

Students and parents must bring identification information, W-2 Forms and tax return documents to Super Saturday in order to complete the FASFA. For a complete list of materials and sites, call toll free: 1-888-FAFSA-4-U or visit www.vasfaa.org


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Interested in finding out more about the financial aid opportunities available to Virginians? Check out ECMC’s 2008-09 guidebook, which highlights federal financial aid programs and provides guidance about the financial aid process.

Known as the Opportunities Guide to Education After High School, this booklet explains what types of financial aid are available and the eligibility requirements for federal programs. It also includes information about applying for financial aid and provides a timeline for what students and parents/families should be doing to successfully navigate through the financial aid process.

Versions are available in English and Spanish, as well as several other languages.

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