U.S. Department of Education Invites College-Bound Teens to Federal Student Aid Day, a Free Event at CollegeWeekLive, Today, Thursday March 11th

“What’s a FAFSA? Demystifying Financial Aid” Session to Shed Light on FAFSA Filing Steps and How to Maximize Federal Student Aid and Awards at March 11th

Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 11, 2010 -- CollegeWeekLive, the leading web destination which brings admissions experts, high school students, parents and colleges together live online, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education Office of Federal Student Aid is hosting a special event, Federal Student Aid Day, Thursday March 11th at CollegeWeekLive to address and answer commonly asked questions about the federal student aid filing process. College-bound high school students and their families are strongly encouraged to attend.



Federal Student Aid Day, which occurs today, Thursday at 5:30 PM Eastern, will feature a four-part presentation titled “What’s a FAFSA? Demystifying Financial Aid” including a live panel discussion featuring Andrea Bell, Kwaku Appiah, and Mindy Zeidman, all Management and Program Analysts with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid.


Bell reviews the surveys submitted by customers who utilize the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the FAFSA4Caster, Appiah manages the Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) which provides customers service to students applying for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and Zeidman leads project management and acquisition support for the website.

For students and families trying to understand how they can pay for college, attending Federal Student Aid Day at CollegeWeekLive is a great first step. Attendees will learn everything they need to know to successfully complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), how to update the form accurately after income tax filings are finalized, and get answers to the most commonly-asked questions about how to maximize the federal student aid award. Attendees will be encouraged to text in questions to be answered by these federal financial aid leaders in real-time. The US Department of Education Office of Federal Student Aid is the preeminent source for college funding in the United States with more than $100 billion in financial assistance available for American families.

This special Federal Student Aid Day event serves as a warm-up for CollegeWeekLive SPRING, slated for March 24th and 25th. CollegeWeekLive SPRING is the largest college fair of the season and offers teens an opportunity to consider and connect with more than 250 higher education institutions conveniently in one place, live online, for free. At CollegeWeekLive, students and their families can visit virtual booths, chat live with admissions representatives and watch students video webcasting from campuses across the country. For a complete list of participating schools, visit CollegeWeekLive.

If you are a student or a parent interested in attending the Federal Financial Aid Day at CollegeWeekLive or CollegeWeekLive SPRING, visit sign-up for free. If you are an admissions or financial aid representative interested in participating in CollegeWeekLive, contact 617.938.6000 or Exhibit(at)CollegeWeekLive(dot)com.

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 $100 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 200,000 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.