Local college-bound students and families are now able to get help completing their application for financial aid.
Through its "Start Here to Get There" campaign, continuing through Feb. 25, the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation is working with financial aid professionals and other volunteers across the state to inform and educate students and families about all of the financial aid opportunities available to help them pay for college and promote the completion of the most important tool in securing financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Together with College Goal Sunday New York, the New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association and other partners, HESC is co-hosting workshops to help students and families complete the FAFSA.
New Yorkers who are unable to attend an event can also get specific questions answered each Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. by calling HESC's FAFSA hotline at 1-800-808-1790 or emailing anytime to FAFSAHelp@hesc.org.
Locally, a session will be held Thursday, Feb. 16, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road. Registration is required. Visit www.collegegoalsundayny.com.