Online College Planning Event Features Authors and Experts on Admission, Financial Aid, Test Prep and More

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StudentEdge.com offers free interactive information sessions to guide parents and students through college planning process.

Free advice on admission, financial aid, test prep and more

Five authors and nationally recognized experts of the college planning process will offer their best tips and advice during an exclusive Web event designed to help parents and high school students plan, prepare, and pay for college.

Peterson's StudentEdge, one of the fastest growing online college planning resource centers, is inviting college-bound families to attend Getting In: An Online College Planning Event being held from 3 to 10 p.m. EST on Tuesday, September 22, 2009. To access to the event, simply register on StudentEdge.com for a free StudentEdge account and then join any or all of the online presentations on the day of the program.

"The program will feature virtual live information sessions by authors and experts in admission, scholarships, and test preparation to help participants put the process of selecting and applying to college into a healthy and realistic perspective," said Stephen Clemente, president of Peterson's.

Among the presenters will be:

  •     Peter Van Buskirk, author of Winning the College Admission Game: Strategies for Parents and Students
  •     Molly Baab, nationally recognized creator of award-winning online test prep courses
  •     James Harris, former financial aid director and student aid expert
  •     Marie Pinak Carr, author of the Prepared Parent's Operational Manual: Sending Your Child to College (Winner of the iParenting Media Award)
  •     Ben Kaplan, creator of the Finding College Cash in Tough Times DVD and scholarship expert from CityofCollegeDreams.org.

Getting In: An Online College Planning Event will offer many opportunities for interaction with the experts who will be available to answer questions via online chats, and exclusive downloadable resources will be available for event participants only.

For more information on the sessions, to submit questions to the speakers ahead of time, and to sign up for the event, visit StudentEdge.com.

Student Edge is a free online college planning resource utilized by nearly 2,000 schools nationwide. It includes interactive tools to aid the college search and selection process by helping users systematically narrow down their choices based on criteria that are most important to them academically, socially, and financially. At any time, students and parents can register at StudentEdge.com, regardless of their school's participation, to check out the site and get practical and expert college planning guidance.

About Peterson's, a Nelnet company
Peterson's Nelnet, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nelnet Inc., is a leading provider of college planning solutions in print and online for students, families, schools, and educators in the areas of test preparation, admissions, and financial aid.

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