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Education Secretary’s Senior Advisor on College Access to Hold First Meeting of FAFSA Completion Pilot Project Sites

Sara Gast, (202) 401-1989 ,

Event Date 1: January 10, 2011 12:00 am - January 11, 2011 12:00 am

Greg Darnieder, senior advisor to the Secretary on the College Access Initiative, will convene the first meeting of the FAFSA pilot project sites – areas with a targeted focus on FAFSA completion – on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 10-11, near Dallas. Administrators, counselors, IT personnel and community/business partners from the 20 districts that are involved in this national movement will attend the conference, which will be held at the DFW Airport Marriott Hotel North in Irving, Texas.

The FAFSA pilot project is providing FAFSA completion data to 20 sites across the country so that each site can focus its resources on students who have not completed the FAFSA and make FAFSA completion one component of a comprehensive college and career-ready strategy. The FAFSA pilot sites include local education agencies in major cities, smaller school districts and individual high schools.

Nonprofit and outside groups, including representatives from National League of Cities and Deloitte, are also expected to attend. Conference sessions will begin at 2 p.m. on Monday and end by 2 p.m. on Tuesday. During the seminars and breakout sessions, participants will share best practices, gain information on college and career readiness practices, and learn strategies to support the Department’s vision of 100 percent FAFSA completion.

Event 1
Who : Greg Darnieder, senior advisor to the Secretary on the College Access Initiative
What : First meeting of FAFSA completion pilot project sites
When : Monday-Tuesday, Jan. 10-11, 2011
Where : DFW Airport Marriott Hotel North
8440 Freeport Parkway
Irving, Texas