New York State Higher Education Services

Upcoming Financial Aid Presentations and Workshops

Are you looking for ways to make financial aid less intimidating for your students? HESC can help! We have a range of presentations and workshops to help students get up to speed on the available aid options and help them complete their financial aid applications.

“What Juniors Need to Know about Financial Aid for College”

  • Tuesday, April 11th
  • Tuesday, April 18th  
  • Wednesday, April 19th – in Spanish
  • Thursday, April 20th
  • Wednesday, April 26th
  • Thursday, April 27th
  • Tuesday, May 2nd
  • Thursday, May 4th
  • Tuesday, May 9th
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Virtual Drop-In Lounge Sessions

Your seniors are encouraged to visit our Drop-in Lounge if they have questions about financial aid for college, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). Students can connect with HESC to get answers to their questions on applying for financial aid, the types of aid you may qualify for, how to get started completing applications, and more.

  • Wednesday, April 12th
  • Monday, April 17th
  • Wednesday, April 19th                                  
  • Monday, April 24th
  • Wednesday, April 26th
  • Monday, May 1st
  • Wednesday, May 3rd
  • Monday, May 8th
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FAFSA & TAP Application Completion Workshops

If your school would like HESC to host a FAFSA & TAP completion event for your students, please request a workshop at [email protected]

A workshop hosted by HESC financial aid experts can provide guidance and support to help your students complete the FAFSA with confidence.

Comparing College Award Letters – Finding the Best Fit for You and Your Budget

Tuesday, April 25th – 6:00 pm

With award letters from multiple colleges, it can be overwhelming and confusing to decide which one is the best fit for you and your budget. That's why it's crucial to review and compare each award letter to make an informed decision for you and your budget. 

Join us for a virtual discussion where we’ll provide you with the information and tools you need to make an informed decision about which college to attend. This event will focus on comparing college award letters, explaining the true costs of attending different colleges, and ensuring apples-to-apples comparisons between colleges.

Encourage your students and their family to join us for this informative event that will help them take the first step towards a successful college experience.

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FAFSA Support Events


As this year’s seniors start to receive their college acceptance letters, many will need a crash course in financial aid. 
You’ll likely be the first person they go to with their questions, and College Money Matters has two fun and colorful guides that can help:
  1. A quick video that clearly and conversationally explains how student loans work
  2. A free, downloadable calendar that colorfully shows what to expect – and what to do – regarding Federal financial aid.
Just check out the links below to experience these tools for yourself.
Download this message here.
Download this message here.
Who is College Money Matters? We’re a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring high school students and their parents have the information they need to make good decisions about applying, choosing, and paying for college.
Visit, and you’ll see many more examples of how seemingly complicated college-related issues can be transformed into articles, videos and games that are simple, clear and even fun. Your visit will also show you that the site is available in Spanish and features accessibility software to reach as many students as possible. 
Of course, please feel free to contact us if you’d like to learn more.
Thank you,
´╗┐Nancy Goodman
Executive Director, College Money Matters
College Money Matters | 6 Evergreen Lane, Larchmont, NY 10538


St. Joseph's College: Office of Admissions

We truly want to help you, even in some small way.

Recently, we hosted and recorded a very generic Financial Aid workshop designed to assist 
all high school seniors and their parents. We were thinking that this could be a way for us to lend you a helping hand. This workshop may be especially useful to those parents who are just now getting ready to file their FAFSA, or have recently received notice that they have been selected for verification.  

We would be delighted if sharing this video saves you some of your valuable time while also providing your student’s parents with:

  • A preliminary foundation and understanding of the basics of the Financial Aid process
  • A glossary of terms used
  • A familiarity with the different types of aid available
  • A list of items required when filing their FAFSA

We wish you and your students a wonderful spring semester and healthy emergence from the pandemic.


Amy Thompson
Director of Financial Aid
St. Joseph’s College

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