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Sen. Fontana hosts financial aid seminar for students and families


February 10, 2009

State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana will host a Financial Aid Seminar for college-bound students and their families seeking information about the financial aid process and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The seminar will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, in Point Park University's Lawrence Hall Ball Room. The event lasts from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., and includes a Financial Aid overview, as well as a session where students can receive assistance completing the FAFSA.

“Completing the FAFSA can be a little overwhelming, especially for first-time applicants,” Sen. Fontana said. “I hope students will take advantage of this opportunity to learn a bit more about the financial aid process and to get assistance in filling out their applications ahead of time.”

The deadline for filing FAFSA is May 1, but Sen. Fontana encouraged students to apply as soon as possible to ensure all other financial aid deadlines are met.

This deadline applies to all new applicants who plan to enroll in an undergraduate baccalaureate degree program, those in college transfer programs at two-year public or junior colleges, as well as all renewal applicants regardless of their educational program.

Students should register for the workshop at www. by Feb. 24. Students with questions can contact the senator's Brookline office at 412-344-2551.


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