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01-14-2016

Financial Aid Professionals to Assist Families with FAFSA Applications Jan. 30 at Clarkson University

Think it's too expensive to go to college? A College Goal NY event will be held at Clarkson University on Saturday, Jan. 30, to assist families of high school seniors graduating in June who may be concerned or confused about how to apply for financial aid.

College Goal NYFinancial aid professionals from several northern New York colleges and universities will be available from 9 a.m. to noon to answer questions and help families apply for tens of millions of dollars in various forms of financial aid in Bertrand H. Snell Hall (#20 on the map at http://www.clarkson.edu/about/clarkson_map.pdf).

College Goal NY will assist families with the online completion of both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).

This is a free program, but families must register in advance at https://www.collegegoalny.org/ .

The College Goal NY website contains information regarding the documentation families should bring with them. Students do not have to be applicants at any particular college to participate in this event.

College Goal NY participants will have the opportunity to apply for a need-based scholarship, and the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) will select the winners. Details on how to apply will be available at the event.

College Goal NY is a collaborative public service project of the New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association (NYSFAAA) and the New York State HESC. The program is funded through a generous grant from United Student Aid Funds and supported by funds from the College Access Challenge Grant Program.

For more information, please contact Clarkson's Assistant Director of Financial Aid Stacey Hawkins at 315-268-6451.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/college-goal-ny.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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