Learn About Financial Aid and Scholarships at CollegeWeekLive PAYING FOR COLLEGE Virtual Event Thursday January 10

NEEDHAM HEIGHTS, Mass., Jan. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CollegeWeekLive (TM), the world's leading provider of live online college admissions events, today announced the agenda for the 4th annual CollegeWeekLive PAYING FOR COLLEGE virtual event which will meet Thursday January 10th between 2:00 and 10:00 PM Eastern. The free online video event tackles the question of how to finance college in today's economy.

"Increasingly, families with high school seniors are considering not only where their teen will attend college but how they will pay for it," said Robert Rosenbloom, CEO and President of CollegeWeekLive. "With four year college costs now totaling $200,000.00 or more, parents and students must carefully consider their college financing options. This virtual event covers every aspect of paying for a college education, from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to finalizing merit and need-based aid."

Parents of college-bound high school seniors are urged to login to watch the 6:00 PM presentation by the U.S. Department of Education which will review the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). This form is required for any student seeking federal and state financial aid, including grants and loans at all colleges in the United States. Additional presentation topics at the January 10th event include:

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3:00 PM "Scholarship Search Secrets," Scholarship Points representative

4:00 PM "Cómo Costear los Estudios Universitarios," Griselda Macias, Outreach Coordinator, Hispanic Scholarship Fund

5:00 PM "Paying for College," Air National Guard representative

6:00 PM "Federal Student Aid 101 Overview," Katherine Coates, Awareness & Outreach, U.S. Department of Education

7:00 PM "The 1-2-3 Step Approach to Paying for College," Barbara O'Brien, Sallie Mae

8:00 PM "Money for College," College Goal Sunday, Tara Piantanida-Kelly, Regional Training Executive, USA Funds University

The event also offers teens an opportunity to chat live on live with admissions and financial aid representatives from hundreds of colleges. Connecting online with admissions reps at CollegeWeekLive is one way students can show concerted interest in a specific school, and parents may find chatting with financial aid representatives at CollegeWeekLive convenient and informative. As a special incentive, students who visit the virtual booths or chat with three or more colleges during the event will automatically be entered to win $2,500 in the HP Time is Money Scholarship.

If you are a student or parent interested in attending CollegeWeekLive PAYING FOR COLLEGE, visit www.CollegeWeekLive.com now to pre-register for free in advance. If you are an admissions or financial aid representative interested in participating in CollegeWeekLive, contact 617.938.6023 or Exhibit(at)CollegeWeekLive(dot)com.

If you are a member of the media and would like to hear more about CollegeWeekLive, please contact Press(at)CollegeWeekLive.com. Colleges and universities or student services providers interested in participating should contact 617.938.6023 or Exhibit(at)CollegeWeekLive.com.

CollegeWeekLive (TM) (www.CollegeWeekLive.com) is the leading website for free online college fairs and admissions events. At CollegeWeekLive, college-bound students can chat live with admissions representatives, see college students sharing their campuses experiences live via video, and learn from video presentations on the college application and admissions process.

CollegeWeekLive revolutionizes college admissions, making it easier and more cost-effective by bringing students, parents, counselors and colleges together online, transcending time and distance. Since 2007, over 1.2 million students from 191 countries have visited CollegeWeekLive to seek out expert advice on their college choice.

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