ROANOKE, Va. -

Now is the time for families to start looking into financial aid for college.

On Saturday, February 8, Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke is hosting a Super FAFSA Week event.

FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Financial aid officers from Virginia Western and several other area colleges and universities will be on hand at the event, helping families apply for federal money for college.

The time to apply for financial aid is now, although every school has its own deadline.

Click here for information from the Virginia Council of Higher Education about the different types of financial aid available.

The Super FAFSA Week event is Saturday, February 8 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Webber Hall on the Virginia Western campus.