WSJ On Campus Presents Free Webcast -- Paying For College: What You Need To Know

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Six Financial Aid Experts Reveal What Families Can Do to Make College More Affordable.

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Panelists include the Vice President of Sallie Mae, the Publisher of Fastweb, the President of College Parents of America, and Directors of Financial Aid from NYU, Penn State and Wesleyan University. The event will be moderated by the CEO of Unigo.com.

WSJ On Campus, the new college resource from The Wall Street Journal and Unigo.com, will present a free, interactive webcast – Paying for College: What You Need to Know. The webcast airs live on Tuesday, April 6 at 7 p.m. EST, and will be available on demand, following the event, at http://Wsj.unigo.com.

Paying for College: What You Need to Know features financial aid experts answering important questions sent in by high school students and parents about the state of financial aid today. Participants include the Vice President of Sallie Mae, the Publisher of Fastweb, the President of College Parents of America, and the Directors of Financial Aid from New York University, Pennsylvania State University and Wesleyan University. Event will be moderated by the CEO of Unigo.com and broadcast live from New York University.

These panelists are well-positioned to address the concerns of the three million families who are currently completing financial aid applications and worried about how to pay for a college education. Paying for College: What You Need to Know will cover topics including:

  •     How can you take advantage of new government student aid programs?
  •     How do the FAFSA and CSS work?
  •     What are the best ways to win college scholarships?
  •     How can parents position their income and assets to work to their greatest advantage on financial aid applications?
  •     How can you get the best interest rates and benefits?
  •     What are student loan forgiveness programs?
  •     What are 529 plans, Stafford loans, Pell Grants and PLUS loans, and which ones are best for you?

The full webcast will be available on-demand following the event at http://Wsj.unigo.com. Students and families may submit questions to be asked to the panel in advance by sending an email to WSJOnCampus (at) unigo (dot) com.

Webcast Details:
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Time: 7 p.m. EST; recorded replay available following the event    
Webcast URL: http://Wsj.unigo.com
Cost: Brought to you free by WSJ On Campus

About The Wall Street Journal
Founded in 1889, The Wall Street Journal, the flagship publication of Dow Jones & Company is the world's leading business publication and holds 33 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal has a print and online circulation of more than 2 million, reaching the nation's top business and political leaders, as well as investors across the country. The Wall Street Journal boasts the largest individually paid circulation out of the top 25 U.S. newspapers. Other publications that are part of The Wall Street Journal franchise, with a global audience of 3.8 million, include The Wall Street Journal Asia and The Wall Street Journal Europe. The Wall Street Journal Online at WSJ.com is the leading provider of business and financial news and analysis on the Web with more than one million subscribers and 26 million users per month. WSJ.com is the flagship site of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, which also includes MarketWatch.com, Barrons.com and AllThingsD.com. In 2009, the Journal was ranked No. 1 in BtoB's Media Power 50 for the 10th consecutive year. The Wall Street Journal Radio Network services news and information to more than 375 radio stations in the U.S.

About Unigo
Founded by 27-year-old Jordan Goldman, Unigo.com gives current college students a platform to create reviews, photos and videos about their schools. Since launching in September 2008, tens of thousands of students have weighed in - on many campuses, 5-10% of the entire student body has contributed – making Unigo one of the world’s largest resources for college information. The New York Times reported “Unigo’s college reviews make the U.S. News summaries read like junk mail ... they are vivid in a way no guidebook can match.” NPR said Unigo “has 50 times the college content of any book or website that already exists,” and The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg called Unigo “a college resource built for the age of YouTube and Facebook.” Unigo was named “one of the 100 private companies with the biggest impact on the public sector” by Always On, listed amongst “The Top 10 Social Networks for Generation Y” by Mashable, and was a finalist for a 2009 Webby Award in the category “Best Social Networking Site.” Current and past advertisers include Apple, Best Buy, The Limited, Dell, ROTC, The British Council and several top-tier colleges. Unigo’s Founder and CEO, Jordan Goldman, has a history in the college information space – at 17 he was profiled by New York Times reporter Jacques Steinberg in his best-selling book about the college admissions process, The Gatekeepers. At 18, Jordan created the first 100% student-written series of college guidebooks, Students’ Guide to Colleges, which was released in five editions from Penguin Books. At 26, as CEO of Unigo.com, Jordan was named “one of the 100 most influential New Yorkers in the digital business community” by Silicon Alley Insider.

About WSJ On Campus
Launched as the central pillar of a strategic relationship between The Wall Street Journal and Unigo.com in October, 2009, WSJ On Campus (http://www.unigo.com/wsj) combines trusted insight and advice from The Wall Street Journal with insider perspectives from Unigo’s network of current students and experts from more than 2,000 colleges across America. Content is organized into two categories: The first, “Getting There” focuses on the college search and decision-making process; the second, “What to Expect” offers insights and advice on how to make the most of college once there.

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