January 26, 2011 — Piedmont Virginia Community College will host "Super Saturday" – an annual event that helps college-bound students learn about and apply for financial aid – on Feb. 5, from 10 a.m. to 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 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, or 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 here.) Computers will be 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.
Representatives from the University of Virginia, Averett College, Bluefield College, Mary Baldwin College, Old Dominion University, PVCC 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 American Association of Retired Persons' Tax-Aide program will offer free income tax counseling and preparation.
For information about Super Saturday, visit here or call 434-961-6551.