SOURCE: NextStudent

July 08, 2008 15:01 ET

NextStudent to Be Featured at CollegeWeekLive on July 10

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - CollegeWeekLive, www.collegeweeklive.com, the largest virtual college fair on the Web, will host its free online "Paying for College" event on July 10, and NextStudent, a sponsor of the event, will have professional Education Finance Advisors on-hand to chat live with students and parents and help them with their questions about financial aid, federal college loans, parent loans, and private student loans.

The upcoming CollegeWeekLive fair focuses on the financial aid process and on education financing resources, and will offer students and parents the opportunity to interact live and online with a wide range of college planning and financial aid professionals, including admissions counselors, financial aid experts, and advisors from some of the top college financing companies in the industry.

Don Fenstermaker, NextStudent's founder and CEO, will address attendees in a live streaming video keynote presentation on college financing, student loans, and where to find resources to pay for school. Other keynote speakers scheduled to appear include Mark Kantrowitz, the publisher of FinAid.org; Dan Barkowitz, the director of student financial aid and employment at MIT; and Kim Clark, who frequently covers developments in higher education and financial aid legislation as a senior writer for U.S. News & World Report.

Students attending CollegeWeekLive will have the opportunity to visit with various colleges and universities at the schools' virtual booths, download podcasts and electronic brochures, chat live in real-time video with current college students, participate in interactive webinars and Q&A sessions with admissions officials, and attend live presentations and discussions designed to give an in-depth look at the college admissions and financial aid process. The CollegeWeekLive online format allows attendees to browse the virtual booths at their own pace and network with participating schools and financial aid companies in a low-pressure environment with one-on-one interaction.

The NextStudent virtual booths will feature spotlight video presentations on the company's free online scholarship database, its flagship private student loan program, and its popular NextPath blogs for students, graduates, and parents. From the NextStudent booths, students will be able to search for scholarships, browse the NextStudent website for financial aid information, chat live with a NextStudent Education Finance advisor, and apply for a private student loan.

Admission to CollegeWeekLive is free. To attend, students, parents, and anyone else interested in participating simply need to register online through the CollegeWeekLive website.

About NextStudent

NextStudent, Federal Lender Code 834051, is dedicated to helping students and their families find affordable ways to pay for college. NextStudent offers one-on-one education finance counseling and has a portfolio of highly competitive education finance products and services, including a free online scholarship search engine, private student loans, and information on parent loans, student loan consolidation programs, and college savings plans.

For more information about NextStudent and its student loan programs, please visit our website at www.nextstudent.com.

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