By MELINDA WILLIAMS
Those wishing to apply for state and federal financial aid for college are encouraged to attend a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) “Super Saturday” event to be held this Saturday, Feb. 1, at Pulaski County High School.
The event will be held in the English Pod, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is open to high school students of all grade levels, parents, returning college students and adult students. Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA) is hosting it in conjunction with PCHS.
VASFAA’s annual Super Saturday service project offers participants free, professional assistance in completing the FAFSA form colleges, universities and career-technical schools use to determine student eligibility for federal and most state financial aid.
Computers will be available for students and parents to use in electronically applying for federal aid. Financial aid representatives also will be present to provide assistance.
PCHS will offer a presentation, “Financial Aid 101,” providing an overview of state and federal resources and the financial aid application process.
Students attending the event have a chance to win a $100 book scholarship to use at the winner’s college of choice during the 2014-15 academic year.
For more information, contact Kathy Kleppin, PCHS career coach, at 643-0976 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Super FAFSA Week events are open to the public, sponsored by VASFAA, and partly funded by the College Access Challenge Grant Program. More information about Super FAFSA Week 2014 may be obtained by visiting www.vasfaa.com/super.