Assemblyman Brindisi to Host Financial Aid Workshop for Area High School Students; Students and Family Members Can Fill Out Financial Assistance Applications on Site

Representatives from area colleges will also be present to talk with students
October 30, 2017

Utica – For the sixth time, Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi is encouraging area high school students interested in pursuing higher education to attend a ‘Financial Aid Workshop and FAFSA Assistance Night.’ The event takes place on Thursday, November 9th from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 116 of the Alumni College Center at Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Sherman Drive in Utica. The free event is open to anyone who is interested. The State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) and MVCC are again co-sponsoring the event with Brindisi.

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi said: “Fall is the time many students who are considering college need information about how to prepare financially for a post-high school education. This workshop provides valuable information and a chance for students to pose question to financial aid experts, and actually fill out financial aid forms on site. The individualized approach of this workshop helps make what can be a strenuous process much easier. There will again be a mini college fair, with representatives of area colleges prepared to answer questions.”

Dr. Guillermo Linares, Acting President, New York State Higher Education Services Corporation said: “Each year, millions of college bound students throughout the country miss out on federal aid for college because they do not complete the FAFSA or they fail to file early. That is why events such as these, that assist students and families in completing the FAFSA, are so important. With the variety of free federal aid, and the availability of over $100 million in new State financial aid through the Excelsior Scholarship and Enhanced Tuition Awards programs, a college degree is now even more attainable for New York State students.”

Brindisi said the workshop opens with a brief presentation on student financial aid. After that, students and family members can talk to financial aid experts and area college representatives.

For more information on the workshop, contact Brindisi’s office at (315) 732-1055.