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DYC to Offer Program that Provides College Preparation and Financial Aid Information to High School Students

College Access Pathways Day, set for Saturday February 14, will help students and parents complete the FAFSA, the federal aid application.

Buffalo, New York – January 23, 2015 – D’Youville College has received at $73,000 federal College Access Challenge Grant from the Higher Education Services Corporation to help provide college preparation and financial aid information to low-income high school students and their families.

It will also be used to provide services to students with the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the federal financial aid eligibility form.

“The primary objective for the project is to remove barriers that low-income students face by providing low-income households who have children eligible to enter college in 2015 with this special assistance,” said Jason Adsit, dean of D’Youville’s School of Arts, Sciences and Education. “We will set up a comprehensive, year-long program to reach multi-ethnic families on Buffalo’s West Side.”

D’Youville’s program, started last fall includes a marketing campaign, production of multilingual print materials, translation services, and a mentor program designed to provide individualized attention upon request.

D’Youville will hold a free “College Access Pathways Day” on Saturday, February 14, 2015 in the College Center on the corner of Porter and Fargo Avenues from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

In addition to FAFSA assistance there will be income tax preparation for parents and students, scholarship information, application assistance and college preparation support services. This event is free and open to all high school juniors, seniors and their families.

For more information call 716-829-8235 or