Senator Carlucci and Westchester Community College Host Financial Aid Workshop for Students and Parents

 

OSSINING, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) and Westchester Community College – SUNY (WCC) invite residents to an informative seminar to hear financial aid specialists discuss how families can plan and afford to pay for college.  The event will also feature experts from the WCC Office of Student Financial Assistance, which will be on hand to answer questions and assist parents and students navigate the maze of funding for higher education.

The event will be held this Thursday, June 6th from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at Westchester Community College Ossining Extension Center, located in the Arcadian Shopping Center, 22 Rockledge Avenue, Ossining.

Assistant Professor and Counselor Anita Cook of Westchester Community College will facilitate a PowerPoint presentation that focuses on topics that include general requirements for eligibility, how financial need is determined, how schools meet demand, sources and types of financial aid, and federal and state application processes.

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) said: “A college education has become an even greater necessity in today’s new economy, yet too many students find themselves unable or unwilling to pay for the rising costs of tuition.  The goal of this seminar is to provide them and their parents with the right tools and options for how to pay for this expense without being saddled with mountains of debt after graduation.  I would like to thank Westchester Community College for partnering with our office and to give a better insight into ways both future and current students can plan ahead.”

Nicole Joseph, Director of Westchester Community College Ossining Extension Center, said: “The Ossining Extension Center of Westchester Community College and the WCC Financial Services Department are happy to have the opportunity to partner with Senator Carlucci to provide valuable information to those students seeking higher education.”

Space is limited and registration is required.  Anyone interested in attending should contact Senator Carlucci’s Westchester office by calling (914) 941-2041 or email carlucci@nysenate.gov for more information.

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