Congressman Bishop To Present Financial Aid Advice for Parents

December 18, 2012

PATCHOGUE, NY DECEMBER 19, 2012 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 childs college education at its sixth annual Financial Aid Information Seminar hosted by St. Josephs College (SJC) on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. 

"LIRACHEs 19 colleges and universities have a commitment to educating our Long Island students, said LIRACHE Chair and President of Molloy College Dr. Drew Bogner. "In the wake of Super Storm Sandy, the need for information and assistance is even more critical. Our financial aid departments continue to work diligently with families and students to facilitate access and affordability. 

The Financial Aid Information Seminar will include a keynote presentation by Congressman Tim Bishop, followed by a panel discussion including several financial aid professionals representing 19 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.

"Higher education is a gateway to opportunity, but students and families need to be informed as they consider options for financing their investment in a college education, said Congressman Tim Bishop. "This workshop will outline how to access education aid and loans and how to be smart about debt. I thank St. Josephs College, LIRACHE and all of the participants in this important event for Long Island families.

To register and be entered to win a raffle prize, RSVP to 631.632.6586 or visit The Long Island Campus of St. Josephs 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).

LIRACHE is an organization composed of 19 institutions of higher learning on Long Island. Participating member institutions include, Adelphi University, Briarcliffe College, Brooklyn College, Dowling College, Five Towns College, Hofstra University, Long Island University, Molloy College, Nassau Community College, New York Institute of Technology, Queens College, St. Josephs College, Suffolk Community College, Farmingdale State College, Stony Brook University, SUNY College at Old Westbury, SUNY Empire State College, Touro Law School and Webb Institute.

Congressman Bishop served Southampton College for twenty-nine years in various capacities including financial aid officer and Provost. He has been among the strongest advocates in Congress for college affordability and helped write key provisions of new legislation signed into law this year which made the single largest investment in college financial aid since the 1944 GI Bill, helping millions of students and families pay for college and doing so at no new cost to taxpayers.