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Hudson Valley Community College Offers Free Financial Aid Workshop

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012

Hudson Valley Community College is offering a free, hands-on workshop on higher education financial aid, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the college's Bulmer Telecommunications Center.

The workshop, which will be repeated on Thursday, March 15, is designed to help families understand their financial aid eligibility and how to apply for federal/state aid and scholarships. Financial aid staff will be able to answer questions and help attendees file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.

All families interested in learning about financial aid are welcome, not just those with students considering Hudson Valley Community College.

Pre-registration at is requested for the workshops.

Contact the college's Mastrangelo Financial Aid Center at (518) 629-7150 for more information.

If you are unable to attend either workshop in person, a live webcast will be streamed at: during the event.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.