College financial aid assistance offered at UVa-Wise during Super Saturday

The Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA), in conjunction with The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, will host Super Saturday on Feb. 4, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Smiddy Hall.

Super Saturday is one of VASFAA’s annual service projects at which individuals seeking funding for postsecondary education can receive free, one-on-one assistance in completing the federal financial aid form, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The FAFSA is the form 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.  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, as well as adults interested in furthering their education.

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. 

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.

Super Saturday is open to the public. For more information about Super Saturday 2012, please visit www.VASFAA.org.