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This NCCEP webinar "Understanding the Nuts and Bolts of Federal Financial Aid" was held March 12, 2015 (4:00 pm to 5:50 pm), with presenter Kevin Roberts, Awareness and Outreach Specialist at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid, in Washington, DC.  


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Webinar overview description: The first mistake many students and their families make is assuming they can’t afford college. In this session, Kevin Roberts of the U.S. Department of Education will provide a high-level overview of federal financial aid programs, processes, eligibility requirements, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition, he’ll share the latest tools, resources, publications, and outreach strategies for college access and affordability.