CICU Sponsors Fifth Annual Latino College Fair; Free and Open to the Public

News Date: 10/3/2012

Latino College Fair / Feria De Estudios Universitarios Para Latinos

$500 Scholarship Drawing for High School Seniors*

WHAT: The fifth annual Latino College Fair for high school students and their families, organized by the Albany, NY-based Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU). Students and parents/guardians will be able to meet and talk with more than 50+ independent college and university admission and financial aid representatives. The purpose of the workshop and fair is to assist students and families in preparing for the college admissions process. The fair is free and open to the public.

WHO: Nearly 1,000 high school students and their families; admissions representatives from more than 50 independent colleges and universities in New York State.

WHEN: Date/ Fecha: Saturday, October 27, 2012 / 27 de Octubre, 2012;

Time/Hora: 11:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

WHERE: Location/ Lugar: Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus; 441 East Fordham Road; Bronx, NY 10458

(If driving, use GPS directions: 2853 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458)



11:30 a.m. Registration opens (Keating Hall)

12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Welcome Remarks; Planning and Paying for College Workshop

(simultaneous Spanish translation available)

*Note: The $500 Scholarship drawing for high school seniors will be held during the workshop. The Sallie Mae Fund Scholarship drawing is for high school seniors only. Parents may enter for their students but the student or parent must be present to win.

1:00 – 3:45 p.m. Financial Aid “Ask the Expert” tables (McGinley Center)

2:00 – 3:45 p.m. College Fair featuring campus information tables and discussions with admissions and financial aid representatives from 50+private, not-for-profit colleges and universities (McGinley Center)

Participating Colleges and Universities (as of October 9):

Adelphi University, Bard College, Barnard College, Boricua College, Bramson ORT College, Canisius College, Clarkson University, Colgate University, College of Mount Saint Vincent, The College of New Rochelle, College of Saint Rose, Columbia Univeristy, Cornell University, Dominican College, Dorothea Hopfer School of Nursing, Elmira College, Eugene Lang The New School for Liberal Arts, Fordham University, Iona College, Ithaca College, Le Moyne College, Long Island University Brooklyn HEOP, Long Island University C.W. Post, Manhattan College, Manhattanville College, Marist College, Marymount Manhattan College, Mercy College, Metropolitan College of New York, Molloy College, Nazareth College, The New School, New York Institute of Technology, New York Institute of Technology – NYCOM, New York University, Niagara University, Nyack College, Pace University, Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, The Sage Colleges, Sarah Lawrence, Siena College, Skidmore College, St. Bonaventure University, St. John Fisher College, St. John\'s University, St. Joseph\'s College, St. Lawrence University, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Syracuse University, Touro College – New York School of Career and Applied Studies, Union College, University of Rochester, Utica College, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, and Wells College.

Twitter Hashtag: #LatinoFair12


EVENT CONTACTS: Susan Nesbitt Perez at or Sabra-Joi Dingman at Office Phone: 518-436-4781.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Miller at Office Phone: 518-436-4781

About the Event: This event is funded primarily through a federal College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) awarded to CICU by the New York State Higher Education Services Corp, the state agency designated to administer CACG. Additional support from CICU, Fordham University, The Sallie Mae Fund, the Daily News and CICU member colleges and universities. Since 2008, CICU has held four Latino College Fairs at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale and at Fordham University. In 2011, nearly 900 students, family members, teachers and counselors attended to learn about college, college admissions, and financial aid. CICU also formed a K-16 “Hispanic Outreach Network” to increase communication and share best practices, concerns, and resources between schools, community-based organizations, and colleges and universities. The Network’s 450 members strive to increase awareness of and success in college for Hispanic students.

About CICU (; Since 1981, the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU)’s Outreach Programs has produced helpful publications for students, parents, and schools about CICU\'s 100+ member private colleges and universities, college admissions, and financial aid. Available free of charge, the latest series includes: Your College Search and Affording College/Como pagar la universidad. CICU outreach also includes the Sector\'s admissions and financial aid website,, which features free resources and profiles of New York\'s private colleges and universities and degree offerings throughout the state.