Free Planning and Paying for College Workshop in Central NY on June 12

News Date: 5/30/2013

WHAT:   The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) and the private colleges and universities in the Central New York region are presenting a free “Planning and Paying for College” workshop. The workshop will help students and their parents/guardians understand the financial aid process and programs. Financial aid and admissions counselors from a number of Central New York area private, not-for-profit colleges and universities will be available to answer questions during and at the close of the presentation. The Sallie Mae Fund will award a $500 scholarship* to a high school class of 2013 or 2014 student (or a parent or guardian) in attendance.

*For a high school class of 2013 or 2014 student.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 12, 2013

TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


6:00 pm – Welcome

6:05 pm – Planning and Paying for College Overview

6:50 pm – Topic Specialists: Basics of Financial Aid, NYS Grants and Scholarships, Access Programs, Admissions Options and Deadlines

7:20 pm – Q&A, Scholarship Drawing, and Giveaways

8:15 pm – Meet and Greet with College Representatives 

WHERE:  Le Moyne College – Grewen Hall, 1419 Salt Springs Rd, Syracuse, NY 13214 (

PARTICIPATING COLLEGES: Cazenovia College, Colgate University, Cornell University, Hamilton College, Le Moyne College, Syracuse University, and Utica College.

For more information and to register: This event is supported with a federal College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) awarded to the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) by the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), the state agency designated to administer the grant. Additional support provided by CICU, Le Moyne College, The Sallie Mae Fund, and participating CICU member colleges and universities.

***Photo/Video Opportunities Available

Contacts: Jennifer Miller, (518-436-4781;
Terri Standish-Kuon, (518-436-4781;

About CICU (; Since 1981, the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU)’s Outreach Programs has produced helpful college awareness resources 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 downloadable publications and profiles of New York's private colleges and universities and degree offerings throughout the state.