Free Planning and Paying for College Workshop in Rochester, NY on April 20

News Date: 3/14/2013

WHAT:   The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) and the private colleges and universities in the Rochester Finger-Lakes area 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 Rochester 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 one of the high school class of 2014 students in attendance.
*For high school class of 2014 students.
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2013
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
10:00 am – Welcome & Overview
10:35 am – Topic Specialists
11:30 am – Scholarship Drawing and Giveaways
12:00 pm – Meet and Greet with College Representatives 
WHERE:  University of Rochester – Alumni and Advancement Center, 300 E River Road, Rochester (
PARTICIPATING COLLEGES: Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing, Houghton College, Nazareth College, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester Institute of Technology, St. John Fisher College, and the University of Rochester
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, the University of Rochester, The Sallie Mae Fund, and participating CICU member colleges and universities.
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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.