College Access Fair for African-American/Black and Hispanic/Latinx Students and Families


We’ve added new resources to help you.


Check below for short Quick Glance at … videos that you, your students and their families can watch to learn about what makes these colleges and universities special.

Scroll down this page a bit farther and you'll find links to recordings of all the workshops that took place during last November’s College Access Fair. And, you'll find contact information - emails and/or websites – for the colleges and universities and for the college advisement and youth support organizations that were at the Fair.

Also, each year we produce a free resource to help students and families navigate their college search. The college guide, Your College Search–Proof Positive, includes campus profiles and information on financial aid. It is free to high schools, libraries, community-based organizations, and other groups that help students with their college search. Click here to order copies of Your College Search–Proof Positive. 

NEW! Upcoming Virtual College Fairs and Events (added April 2021):

Check out the “Quick Glance at….” Videos from these colleges (added Mar.2021):

We also added the links below to more helpful resources (added Feb.2021):


How to Pay For College 
Learn about financial aid and how it can help you pay for college, as well as how and when to apply. There will also be a discussion of scholarships and other aid for African-American and Hispanic/Latinx students.
Vanessa Barrios, Associate Director of Financial Aid, St. Joseph's College
Click here to watch a recording of this workshop. 

Cómo Pagar la Universidad 
Durante esta sesión aprenderás qué es asistencia financiera y cómo te puede ayudar a pagar tu universidad, además de cómo y cuándo solicitarla. También habrá una discusión sobre becas y demás ayuda para estudiantes afroamericanos e hispanos/latinos.
Luis Guamán, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Helene Fuld College of Nursing
Fany Y. Stubbs, M.S., Interim Director, Financial Aid 
​Gloria M. Suarez, Enrollment Management Specialist 
Click here to watch a recording of this workshop. 

Prep for College Success 
In this workshop for students, learn: how to prepare for college; how to select a college that fits you best; important tips on how to be successful once you are in college; and resources and suggestions on where to turn to for help with the college application process and after entering college.
Quinton Lampkin, Founder, Scholar Navigator, LLC
Click here to watch a recording of this workshop.

Preparing for the College Process (for parents)
This workshop for parents/guardians will provide an overview of parents/guardians’ roles in the college process during college selection and admission and financial aid application submissions; how to prepare financially and emotionally for your child’s college education; and will highlight programs and services available to guide families through the process.
Norma P. Feriz-Gordon, MSEd, Proud College and Career Planning Team Member, College Bridge for All School Engagement Lead, Office of Postsecondary Readiness, NYC Department of Education
Click here to watch a recording of this workshop

New York State Dream Act with UnLocal 
College should be made accessible for everyone, regardless of immigration status. This workshop will go over the New York State Dream Act, which provides financial funding for college for students who are non-citizens, including undocumented. Join Diana as she dives into the application process for the New York State Dream Act.
Diana Castillo, Community Outreach Fellow at UnLocal
Click here to watch a recording of this workshop.

Higher Education Opportunity Program 
The Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) provides financial aid and support to college students at private colleges across New York. Eligible students may be academically or financially underprepared for college, but show potential to succeed in college with the right support system. In this panel discussion, directors of HEOP programs at Alfred University, Bard College, Cornell University, St. Lawrence University, Skidmore College, and Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology talk about the program, why students should apply, and what they can expect to get from it. 
Click here to watch the panel discussion