$150 Billion in Federal Financial Aid is Available; Learn How to Apply Live via Video at www.CollegeWeekLive.com
Boston, MA (Vocus) September 28, 2010 - CollegeWeekLive, the leading web destination which brings high school students and colleges together live online, today announced CollegeWeekLive FEDERAL STUDENT AID DAY, a special one-day event on Friday, October 1st from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm Eastern. This live video event covers each step of the federal financial aid application process and will offer a valuable opportunity for students and parents to have their questions answered live by representatives from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid. The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid is the largest source for college funding in the United States with more than $150 billion in financial assistance available for students and families.
CollegeWeekLive FEDERAL STUDENT AID DAY includes three live video presentations featuring representatives from the U.S. Department of Education. "If I Knew Then, What I Know Now: The Inside Scoop About the College Experience", begins at 3:00 PM EDT and offers lessons learned in applying to college, obtaining federal financial aid and the college experience from the perspective of Amy, an undergraduate student and Federal Student Aid intern, and Cameron, a recent graduate and Web Services specialist at Federal Student Aid.
At 4:00 PM EDT, a presentation titled, "Federal Financial Aid 101" offers the basics on how to get money for college from the U.S. Department of Education. Presenter Valerie, Management and Program Analyst, will walk through the basics of Federal Student Aid and will review various types of financial aid from grants to loans, and how to find the best resources available to help students get money for college.
"FAFSA 101: Learn the Ins and Outs of Applying for Financial Aid" will begin at 5:00 PM EDT. Two representatives from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid, Andrea, Management and Program Analyst, and Valerie will discuss the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). During this session, Andrea and Valerie will cover the basics of how and when to apply for aid and provide details on what information you'll need to have readily available before you begin and where to get help completing the application.
Attendees are encouraged to submit questions to be answered by these representatives during all presentations. In addition to the live video presentations, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid will be answering questions live via text chat and phone until midnight MDT in their virtual booth. Resources and information to help college-bound students successfully apply for federal college funding are also available in the virtual booth.
CollegeWeekLive FEDERAL STUDENT AID DAY serves as a prelude to a robust schedule of online college fairs and admissions events at www.CollegeWeekLive.com this Fall, including more than twenty virtual open houses showcasing a specific college or university and CollegeWeekLive FALL November 3rd and 4th, the largest college fair of the season, which offers teens an opportunity to connect with more than 300 colleges in one place, live online, for free.
To register for CollegeWeekLive FEDERAL STUDENT AID DAY or other free online college fairs and admissions events, visit www.CollegeWeekLive.com. If you are an admissions or financial aid representative interested in participating, contact 617.938.6000 or Exhibit(at)CollegeWeekLive(dot)com.
ABOUT FEDERAL STUDENT AID
Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, plays a central and essential role in America's postsecondary education community. Federal Student Aid's core mission is to ensure that all eligible individuals benefit from federal financial assistance—grants, loans and work-study programs—for education beyond high school. The federal financial assistance programs comprise the nation's largest source of student aid, providing more than $150 billion in new aid to nearly 14 million postsecondary students and their families each year.
CollegeWeekLive is the premier online college fair and admissions events destination. With hundreds of colleges and universities exhibiting and more than 350,000 registrants, CollegeWeekLive revolutionizes college admissions, making the process easier and more cost-effective by bringing students, parents, counselors and colleges together online, transcending time and distance. CollegeWeekLive is free for students, parents and counselors.