LIRACHE and Congressman Bishop to Present Financial Aid Advice

PATCHOGUE, NY – DECEMBER 22, 2011 – The Long Island Regional Advisory Council on Higher Education (LIRACHE), in conjunction with Congressman Tim Bishop (D-Southampton), invites you to learn how to pay for your child’s college education at its fifth annual Financial Aid Information Seminar hosted by St. Joseph’s College on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. 

“Once again we are very fortunate and pleased to be hosting this informative financial aid seminar with Congressman Bishop,” said St. Joseph’s College Director of Financial Aid Amy Thompson. “The evening will provide invaluable insight into the seemingly daunting financial aid process that will most certainly benefit the families in our community.”

The Financial Aid Information Seminar will include a keynote presentation by Congressman Tim Bishop and will be followed by a panel discussion including several financial aid professionals representing 18 colleges and universities from across Long Island. Topics will include applying for loans, common errors, early awareness, FAFSA and federal and state programs. A reception and a resource expo will conclude the evening.

“A higher education is the pathway to success in America, but students and parents must be proactive in seeking sources of financial aid,” Congressman Bishop said.  “I thank St. Joseph’s College for partnering with me again this year to help ensure that parents are aware of all the resources available to their family and students don’t graduate with an unsustainable level of debt.”

To register and be entered to win a raffle prize, RSVP to 631.632.6586 or email faseminar@sjcny.edu. The Long Island Campus of St. Joseph’s College is located at 155 W. Roe Blvd. in Patchogue, and is accessible via the South Service Road of Sunrise Highway, just east of Exit 52 (Waverly Avenue).

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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