LFCC to Host Financial Aid Information Event in Luray

For Immediate Release:
February 20, 2008

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

LURAY, Va. – Do you need financial assistance to attend college? Lord Fairfax Community College’s (LFCC) Luray-Page County Center will be hosting Fabulous Friday, a financial-aid workshop to help students conquer college financial aid hurdles. Fabulous Friday will take place on March 7, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Luray-Page County Center, located at 334 North Hawksbill St. in Luray. This event is free and open to the public. Parents, high school students and college-bound students are encouraged to attend.

Fabulous Friday is designed to educate individuals about the financial aid process and assist with the completion of the 2008-09 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. In addition to gaining knowledge and assistance about the financial aid process, attendees of Fabulous Friday may also enter a drawing to win a free three-credit course at LFCC, to be used by March 31, 2009. The drawing is sponsored by the LFCC Educational Foundation Inc.

Individuals interested in completing the FAFSA form online with the assistance of financial aid professionals must bring the following items:

  • Your and a parent’s U.S. Department of Education personal identification number (PIN). Register for the PIN at least three weeks before Fabulous Friday at http://www.pin.ed.gov. In addition, if you already have a PIN, you may need to activate it even if you have used it in the past. To activate your PIN, go to http://www.pin.ed.gov and select the “Activate My PIN” link. This only needs to be done once and is added security against identity theft.
  • Your Social Security number
  • Your driver’s license (if you have one)
  • Your 2007 W-2 forms and other records of money earned
  • Your (and your spouse’s, if you are married) 2007 Federal Income Tax Return – IRS Form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 1040Telefile, foreign tax return or tax return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands or the Federated States of Micronesia
  • Your parent’s 2007 Federal Income Tax Return (if you are a dependent student)
  • Your family’s 2007 untaxed income records (Social Security, temporary assistance to needy families, welfare or veterans benefits records)
  • Your family’s current bank statements
  • Your family’s current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bonds and other investment records
  • Your alien registration card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

Monetary assistance is available to help pay for a college education. In 2007, LFCC awarded more than $2.5 million in financial aid to deserving students. For more information about Fabulous Friday or the financial aid process at LFCC, contact Karen Bucher at finaid@lfcc.edu or 540-868-7130.

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

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