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Free College Financial Aid Help Offered During Super Saturday

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The Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA), in conjunction with Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), will host Super Saturday on Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., in Campus Center Room 234.

Super Saturday is one of VASFAA’s annual service projects where individuals seeking funding for post-secondary education can receive FREE, one-on-one assistance in completing the Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The FAFSA is used by colleges, universities and career-technical schools across the country to determine eligibility for student federal financial aid.

VASFAA is hosting more than 60 Super Saturday sites at high schools, colleges, and community and civic centers across the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Each Super Saturday site will offer two financial aid presentations to discuss and simplify the federal and state financial aid process.

Participating sites will also have computers available for students and parents to apply for federal aid electronically, along with volunteer financial aid experts to assist.

This event is open to students and parents of all grade levels, including returning college students and those interested in EMU’s adult degree completion program.

The focus of Super Saturday is to offer one-on-one assistance in completing the FAFSA.  Once the student leaves this event, he/she will have initiated the financial aid process for any college they are interested in attending and will have met the priority filing date for most Virginia colleges.

VASFAA understands that the financial aid process can be daunting. 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 Super Saturday, students will have chance to win a $100 Book Scholarship. A Book Scholarship will be awarded to one student at each Super Saturday site to be used at the winner’s college of choice during the 2012-13 academic year.

For more information about Super Saturday 2012, visit VASFAA.org.

VASFAA is an organization of individuals who administer financial aid programs or who are otherwise active in a financial aid-related profession. Its mission is to maintain an organization that promotes the professional growth and collaboration of its members in order to serve fairly the needs of students, families, and institutions in matters related to financial and informational resources that support students’ post-secondary education goals.  The organization is determined to help students pursue and attain their educational goals.

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