In order to help high school seniors and their parents get a better idea of what college financial aid options are available, the Department of Education and CollegeWeekLive, a college admission website, are holding free federal student aid seminars online Friday for a Federal Student Aid Day.
Three different video presentations made by representatives from the department’s Office of Federal Aid will be broadcast live on the admissions website from noon to 6 p.m. Friday. The presentations will cover how to fill out and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, what types of federal loans are available to families and how these loans and grants can be obtained. Viewers will be able to send questions via text message for the speakers during the broadcast.
Additionally, the Office of Federal Student Aid will be on hand to answer questions via text, chat and phone until midnight in a virtual booth on the website.
CollegeLive hosted similar study aid seminars with the DOE in March. The partnership between the two has existed for a year, according to CollegeLive spokesperson Alice Dubois.
“In these economic times, we want to provide families with access to the information and experts they need to maximize their financial aid for college,” Robert Rosenbloom, CEO of PlatformQ, the producer of CollegeWeekLive, told MainStreet.
Participation in the event, aptly named Federal Student Aid Day, is free, but attendees are encouraged to register prior to the events. Interested participants can check here for the full schedule of offerings.