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U.Va.-PVCC "Super Saturday" Financial Aid Workshop Honored By National Association As "Innovative" Community Outreach

 

NAFSFAA Award

Carol Larson (right), Director of Financial Aid at PVCC, and Robin White (left), project manager of the Access UVA financial aid program, at the NAFSAA conference in Seattle.


 

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July 25, 2006 -- The first-ever "Super Saturday" financial aid workshop, held Feb. 4, 2006, in Charlottesville, was honored recently at the Poster Session of the yearly conference of the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) in Seattle as one of four "innovative financial aid practices" from across the nation. 

The Super Saturday event drew 320 people from eight Central Virginia cities and counties, provided one-on-one counseling to 100 persons, and helped 40 students to complete on-line federal student aid applications. It was co-sponsored by the University of Virginia and Piedmont Virginia Community College, and was free and open to all families and students, regardless of age or what college they planned to attend.

"We want all students who desire a college education to understand the path to it, through academic preparation, and how to finance it," said Robin White, project manager of the Access UVA financial aid program and one of the architects of Super Saturday. "We believe the level of attendance indicates that there is a high demand for outreach to support college access. U.Va. and PVCC are both committed to making a difference in the perception of the availability of financial aid, regardless of school choice."

The second annual Super Saturday is scheduled for February 2007.  For more information, please contact Robin White at (434) 924-6759 (office), or (434) 953-8071 (mobile), or via email at robinwhite@virginia.edu

For details on the NASFAA poster session, visit: www.nasfaa.org/publications/2006/npostersession071706.html.

 

 
 
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