College Access for All

College Access for All

It’s Financial Aid Awareness Month

Students must complete the FAFSA to be eligible for any type of aid for college. Many colleges (including CUNY) allocate funds on a rolling, first-come-first-served basis, so early application is key. Students who complete FAFSA are much more likely to enroll in college. Yet, despite how import the FAFSA is, many students do not complete it because they incorrectly believe they are not eligible. It has been estimated that nearly $50 million in Pell grant awards alone goes untapped by New York City students each year that would be eligible if they had only filled out their FAFSA forms. Questions? Visit our financial…
November 21, 2016
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Celebrate College Application Week (October 17-21)

This week, high schools throughout New York City are celebrating College Application Week, (October 17 - 21) a five-day effort by our high schools to raise awareness about the importance of college attendance. Throughout the week, 365 of our high schools are providing over 53,000 City students with a range of activities that support and celebrate college awareness and access, including introductory panels for ninth graders seeking information about college, financial aid workshops for eleventh and twelfth graders, and college application assistance for graduating seniors. Given that many of our students come from low-income households and are often the first members of their family…
October 17, 2016
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ELL Middle School Students & Families: Attend the College Access for All Conference on October 14!

Are you a City middle school student or parent (Grades 6-8) who speaks a language other than English at home? Do you know middle school students in City schools who are English language learners (ELL)? On Friday, October 14, Chancellor Carmen Fariña and NY City Council Member Daniel Dromm (District 25) will be hosting a special evening conference for ELL middle school students and their families to discuss college attendance and access: College Access for All Conference for ELL Middle School Students and Families Friday, October 14, 2016 Tweed Courthouse – 52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007 Tweed Courthouse…
October 10, 2016
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CUNY Eliminates Application Fee for NYC’s Low-Income Students

When it comes to applying for colleges, many of our high school seniors often report that they have difficulties paying for the various application fees that many colleges and universities require during their already-pricey admissions processes. And while it is true that some students can apply for fee waivers in order to reduce and/or eliminate some of these added expenses, the fact remains that many of students have to spend their precious time and energy dealing with application fees - as if they already did not have enough to worry about during the college application process! But now, thanks to a partnership…
September 26, 2016