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Contact:  Kirsten Nelson
(804) 786-2627
For Immediate Release

Sept. 19, 2013

Making College Accessible in Northern Virginia

RICHMOND — The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and the Office of Federal Student Aid of the U. S. Department of Education are co-hosting a College Access and Financial Aid Roundtable on Monday, September 23 at the Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College.

The event will focus on greater access to college and financial aid awareness for all Virginians. This free event is directed to grassroots, faith-based, and community-based non-profit organizations supporting the development of youth and/or adults in the greater northern Virginia region. The purpose of the event is to provide an opportunity for networking and training about federal, state, and local resources designed to create pathways to increase postsecondary enrollment and FAFSA completion in the Commonwealth. The Roundtable will also provide an opportunity for participants to share their services, network with others, and identify access resources to assist them in their work.

The event is free, but registration is required at Members of the media in Northern Virginia are encouraged to cover the conference and spread the word about college access.

SCHEV is the Commonwealth’s coordinating body for Virginia’s system of higher education. The agency provides policy guidance and budget recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly, and is a resource for information on higher education issues.

For more information, contact Kirsten Nelson, Director of Communications, at or (804) 225-2627.