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Financial Aid Department Delivers 24-Hour Assistance

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md.—Students receive financial aid information 24 hours, seven days a week, by accessing Financial Aid TV (FATV), an online video counseling service. The new peer-to-peer video format will make it easier for students to understand how to apply for financial aid. 

“FATV provides us with another way to communicate with students who are applying for aid,” said Sharon Hassan, director of financial aid. “Our investment in this new peer-to-peer video format will help them to achieve their completion goals,” she added.  

The outlet expands support services for students as they learn steps needed to apply for aid directly from their peers. Designed for the YouTube generation, FATV connects with students through short clips including “How do I know if I qualify for financial aid?" and "What is a Pell Grant?" 

Prince George’s Community College is one of seven institutions in Maryland offering FATV to students. For more information and to view FATV videos, visit http://pgcc.financialaidtv.com.  

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education (CAE2Y) designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security for the years 2010 to 2015. Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu.    

  

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