LFCC to Host Financial Aid Information Event

For Immediate Release:
January 13, 2009

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

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – Do you need financial assistance in order to attend college? Join other college-bound students and their parents at Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) for Super Saturday, a financial aid information event. Offered for the fourth year in the Shenandoah Valley, Super Saturday is sponsored by the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and hosted at LFCC’s Middletown Campus.

Super Saturday is designed to educate individuals about the financial aid process and assist with the completion of the 2009-10 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Super Saturday will take place on Jan. 31, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the William H. McCoy Special Events Center, inside the Alson H. Smith Jr. Technology Center, located at 173 Skirmisher Lane in Middletown. The event is free and open to the public.

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), if you are a dependent student. Register for the PIN at least three weeks before Super Saturday 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 additional security against identity theft.
  • Your Social Security number
  • Your driver’s license (if any)
  • Your 2008 W-2 forms and other records of money earned
  • Your (and your spouse’s, if you are married) 2008 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 2008 Federal Income Tax Return (if you are a dependent student)
  • Your family’s 2008 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 2008, LFCC awarded more than $3 million in financial aid to deserving students. For more information about Super Saturday or the financial aid process at LFCC, contact Tracey Shepherd at finaid@lfcc.edu or 540-868-7131.

In addition to the event at LFCC, Skyline High School will be a host site for Super Saturday on the same date and at the same time: Jan. 31, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The high school is located at 151 Skyline Vista Drive in Front Royal.

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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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