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Financial Aid: Making Higher Education Easier to Achieve for NYC Students | The New School

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Published on Jan 17, 2014

Join the Center for New York City Affairs (http://newschool.edu/milano/nycaffairs) for the release of its latest "FAFSA: How-To Guide for High School Students" and a discussion about what needs to happen nationally and locally to ensure that the next generation of college students can afford to matriculate.

Securing college financial aid can be intimidating for NYC students. Aid is crucial for low-income and first generation college students—but they need help, particularly navigating the government's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), finding grants and loans and working with college aid offices. Experts say the system is needlessly complicated and should be reformed.

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Introductory remarks by Judith Scott-Clayton, Assistant Professor of Economics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University.

Prof. Scott-Clayton will then join in a discussion with:

- Robert Gevertzman, Associate Director of Financial Aid, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY

- Sandy Jimenez, Guidance Trainer and College Access Counselor, Goddard Riverside's Options Institute

- Julieta Schiffino, Associate Director of Financial Aid Services, SUNY

- Adam Stevens, College Adviser for Scholarships and Financial Aid, Brooklyn Technical High School

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This forum and the FAFSA: How-To Guide are made possible thanks to the generous support of Capital One Bank. Additional funding provided by the Sirus Fund and the Milano Foundation.

Location: Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall
Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:30 am

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