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Virginia Western to host event offering financial aid application assistance

The Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA), in conjunction with Virginia Western Community College, will host a Super FAFSA Week event on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Webber Hall on the Virginia Western Campus.

Super FAFSA Week, formerly known as Super Saturday, is one of VASFAA’s annual service projects where individuals seeking funding for postsecondary education receive free, professional, one-on-one assistance in completing the federal financial aid form, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the form used by colleges, universities, and career-technical schools across the country to determine eligibility for student federal and state financial aid.

VASFAA is offering over 50 Super FAFSA Week events at high schools, colleges, and community and civic centers across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Participating sites will have computers available for students and parents to apply for federal aid electronically, along with financial aid representatives to assist. This event is open to students and parents of all grade levels, including returning college students, as well as older adults interested in furthering their education.

Once the student leaves this event, he or she will have initiated the financial aid process for any college they are interested in attending. VASFAA understands that the financial aid process can be daunting and we hope that by offering this opportunity to students and parents, we can help ease this process for hundreds of Virginia residents.

As an incentive for attending a Super FAFSA Week event, students will have a chance to win a $100 book scholarship. A book scholarship will be awarded to one student at each Super FAFSA Week site to be used at the winner’s college of choice during the 2014-15 academic year.

Super FAFSA Week is open to the public and is partly funded by the College Access Challenge Grant Program. For more information about Super FAFSA Week 2014, please visit www.vasfaa.com/super.

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