College Access Pathways Day to be Held for High School Students and their Families
The Feb 27 event will provide free college and financial aid information, along with income tax preparation services.
Buffalo, New York – December 17, 2015 – D’Youville College will host “College Access Pathways Day” to help students and parents with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid application on Saturday, February 27.
College officials and representatives from the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, AmeriCorps, Journey's End Refugee Services, Inc, Say Yes to Education-Buffalo and FAFSA mentors will be on hand to provide scholarship information, application assistance, and college preparation support services.
Free income tax preparation will also be available.
Access Pathways Day is free and open to all high school seniors and their families.
The special day will be held in the Dr. Charles and Mary Schweitzer Bauer School of Arts, Sciences and Education Building, 591 Niagara Street from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Access to the building is also available from Prospect Avenue.)
The College Access Program is designed to remove barriers that low income students face by providing low income households who have children eligible to enter college in 2016 with this special assistance, according to Jason Adsit, PhD, dean of D’Youville’s School of Arts, Sciences and Education.
D’Youville received a renewal grant to continue the Federal College Access Challenge Grant from the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC). In 2014, the college received an initial grant of $73,000 for the program.
The college will market, produce multilingual print materials, provide translation services and a FAFSA mentor program to offer individualized attention.
Mobile FAFSA stations will be located throughout the community and a complete schedule of planned stations is available on the college website, dyc.edu/CAPD. Individuals may also register for the Day at the same site.
Antwan K. Barlow
Director, Upward Bound