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Schedule of Spring 2021 Virtual Financial Aid Workshops Announced

February 15, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – SUNY Orange announces it is offering a series of 10 virtual financial aid workshops this spring to help prospective students and their families navigate the financial aid process and answer questions about paying for college.

The workshops, which will be delivered virtually via Zoom, include a general information session entitled “Financial Aid 101”, as well as three specialty workshops:  New York State Financial Aid Programs, Understanding Satisfactory Academic Progress, and Navigating the Verification Process.

In the Financial Aid 101 workshop, participants will learn how to research and apply for federal and state aid, and scholarships. Information on the importance of filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will also be discussed. These workshops will be offered on:

  • Wednesday Mar. 3 at 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday Mar. 23 at 4 p.m.
  • Friday Apr. 21 at 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday May 11 at 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday May 26 at 6 p.m.

The three specialty workshops will help further inform students and their families on specifics of the financial aid process. In the “New York State Financial Aid Programs” sessions, the SUNY Orange financial aid team will discuss programs like New York State (NYS) Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), NYS Excelsior Scholarship, and other financial aid programs available specifically to New York State residents. These workshops will be held on:

  • Wednesday Feb. 17 at 6 p.m.,
  • Tuesday March 9 at 4 p.m.

Students and their families will learn about the importance of progressing toward a degree, and its impact on the financial aid process in “Understanding Satisfactory Academic Progress.” These workshops will be offered on:

  • Wednesday, Mar. 31 at 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Apr. 13 at 4 p.m.

Finally, in the “Navigating the Verification Process” workshop, attendees will learn about how to proceed should your financial aid application be selected for participation in the Federal Verification Process. This workshop will be offered on:

  • Wednesday May 5 at 6 p.m.

To register for one of more of these virtual information session, visit www.sunyorange.edu/financialaid/workshops.html. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (845) 341-4190, online at www.sunyorange.edu or via email at finaid@sunyorange.edu.