Meet with college representatives and attend workshops designed to help you navigate the college application process.
12:30-3:35 p.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017
Pre-Fair Sessions begin at 11 a.m. (see details below)
Fordham University (Rose Hill Campus), Bronx, NY
All students and families are welcome!
High School seniors are eligible to win a $1,000 college scholarship!*
About the College Access Fair
The 10th annual College Access Fair for African-American/Black and Latino/Hispanic students and their families is a wonderful opportunity for students and parents/guardians to meet and talk with dozens of independent college and university admission and financial aid representatives (see below for a complete list). A series of workshops will also be offered; details on those workshops are below. At the “Ask the Financial Aid Expert” stations, students and families can talk one-on-one with financial aid experts about specific questions about paying for college (English or Spanish sessions available).
This event is sponsored by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities and is made possible with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Fordham University and CICU member colleges and universities.
11:00-12:30 One2One Session for African-American/Black young men -- Q&A on college, careers and more
(Note: separate registration for this small group session is required; click here to register for this session)
11:15-12:30 Planning and Paying for College — a panel of experts will address the college application process, admissions options and deadlines, and the basics of financial aid programs and packaging.
12:30-2:45 Featuring dozens of private, not-for-profit colleges and universities in New York (see below for a full list of participating institutions).
12:30-2:45 Ask the Financial Aid Experts — individual meetings available in English or Spanish to ask your questions about financial aid for college.
12:45-1:35 How to Pay for College (in English)
Cómo Pagar la Universidad (en Español)
1:45-2:35 Prep for College Success (for students)
Preparing for the College Process (for parents)
2:45-3:35 What You Should Look For in a College and What Colleges Look For in Students
Undocumented Students and the College Process
One2One for African-American/Black Male Young Men (separate registration required) (11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) – Students will learn more about preparing for college, selecting a college, campus life, academic success and career opportunities. Come join us for an informative Q&A with black professionals. Seating is limited. Click here to register.
Note: The One2One session is for African-American/Black male students only. The session will begin promptly at 11 a.m., it is imperative that you arrive on time.
Planning and Paying for College (11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.): A panel of experts will address the college application process, admissions options and deadlines and the basics of financial aid programs and packaging. This session is open to all College Access Fair attendees including parents and guardians. Seating for this workshop is limited, so please arrive early.
How to Pay for College (12:45-1:35 p.m.) – An overview of the financial aid processes and forms (FAFSA) and a timeline for completion. Also discussion of scholarships and other aid for African American/Black and Hispanic/Latino students.
Cómo pagar la universidad (12:45-1:35 p.m.) – Durante esta sesión aprenderás qué es asistencia financiera y cómo te puede ayudar a pagar tu universidad, además de cómo y cuándo solicitarla. También habrá una discusión sobre becas y demás ayuda para estudiantes afroamericanos e hispanos/latinos.
Prep for College Success (1:45-2:35 p.m.) – A discussion for students on how to prepare for and succeed in college, along with services, tips and programs that successful students use.
Preparing Parents for the College Process (1:45-2:35 p.m.) – A session for parents with an overview of a parent’s/guardian's role in the college process. How to prepare financially and emotionally for your child’s college education.
What You Should Look For in a College and What Colleges Look For in Students (2:45-3:35 p.m.) – A discussion of the college application process, college admission requirements, and what colleges look for when reviewing students’ applications. A discussion of strategies for college choice and how to determine which college is the “best fit.”
Undocumented Students and the College Process (2:45-3:35 p.m.) – A discussion about higher education for undocumented students.
Participating Colleges and Universities and community-based organizations (as of Oct. 4, 2017
College of Mount Saint Vincent
The College of New Rochelle
The College of Saint Rose
Concordia College of New York
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Hofstra University - NOAH Program
King's College, The
Le Moyne College
Long Island University
Marymount Manhattan College
Metropolitan College of NY
Mount Saint Mary College
New School, The
New York Medical College Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences
New York University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Sage Colleges, The
St. Francis College
St. John Fisher College
St. John's University
St. Joseph's College
St. Lawrence University
St. Thomas Aquinas College
University of Rochester
Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
NYC DOE Division of English Language Learners and Student Support
The College Board
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SPHPE-NY)
College Goal New York
Alan J. Friedman Center for the Development of Young Scientists, www.nysci.org
National Hispanic Institute
*Scholarship details: Students must register to be entered in the drawing. Scholarship funds can only be used to fund attendance at a CICU member private, not-for-profit college or university.