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Financial Aid Super Saturday Feb. 11

Charlottesville, VA - On Saturday, Feb. 11, Piedmont Virginia Community College will host Super Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on its campus at 501 College Drive in Charlottesville. Sponsored by the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, Super Saturday is free and open to the public.

This annual event invites college-bound students of all ages to receive free information about financial aid for college and assistance in completing the federal financial aid form, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To complete the FAFSA, students and parents must bring identification information, W-2 Forms and recent tax return documents. A complete list of required documents is available at www.vasfaa.org. PVCC will have computers available for attendees to apply for federal aid electronically.

The event also will include a financial aid workshop that explains the federal and state financial aid process. Volunteer financial aid experts will assist parents and students of all grade levels as well as adults interested in furthering their education.

A representative from PVCC's Educational Foundation will present an information session on scholarships available for the 2012-2013 academic year. Each year, the PVCC Educational Foundation offers nearly 100 scholarships with a total value of approximately $200,000 to qualified PVCC students.

Representatives from Averett College, Bluefield College, Mary Baldwin College, Old Dominion University, PVCC, the University of Virginia and other schools will be available to provide information and answer questions. A drawing for a $100 book scholarship will be held. Also, volunteers from the AARP Tax-Aide program will offer free income tax counseling and preparation.

Additional Super Saturday events will be held Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the following locations:

Charlottesville High School, contact Lisa Morales,
434.245.2685, lisa.morales@cc.k12.va.us

Louisa County High School, contact Cameron Rodish,
540.894.5436, ext. 1618, rodishca@lcps.k12.va.us

Nelson County High School, contact Tracy Goode,
434.263.8317, ext. 2, tgoode@nelson.k12.va.us

For more information about Super Saturday, visit www.vasfaa.org or call 434.961.6551.