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Free Seminars on College Affordability and FAFSA at LIU Post


Morgan Lyle,Assistant Director of Public Relations
LIU Post, Long Island University

Brookville, N.Y. – Filling out applications is one of the most important tasks in the college admissions process – but the FAFSA application may be the most important one of all. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid paves the way for federal and state grants and loans, as well as campus-based scholarships – the kind of help that most families need to cover the costs of higher education.

LIU Post is offering free, in-person, line-by-line advice about the FAFSA, as well as expert advice from professional counselors on grants, scholarships, student loans and work-study. LIU Post’s free College Affordability and FAFSA Workshops on Saturdays in January and February will help students and their families find ways to cover the cost of private university education.

“Private college education is a significant investment, but the fact is that there are many resources available to help make it affordable,” said Joanne Graziano, associate provost for student financial services at LIU Post (formerly known as the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University). “When you put the various resources together, like pieces of a puzzle, college can be within reach for most students and families. Our financial assistance counselors are experts at putting together financial aid packages that meet individual needs.”

Each year, LIU Post distributes more than $45 million in campus-based financial assistance, in addition to federal PELL grants, state TAP awards and student loans. Nearly 85 percent of LIU Post undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid.
Along with details about access the key sources of college aid, the workshops will discuss other strategies for covering the cost of education, including specialized scholarships, internships and work-study, tuition payment plans and more.

The College Affordability and FAFSA Workshops will be held at 9 a.m. in Humanities Hall Room 119 on January 12 and February 9. Check-in is at 8:45. Attendees are not required to be LIU Post students or applicants, and LIU Post never charges for its financial assistance guidance. Participants should bring their most recent federal tax return, W-2 and 1099 forms – they include information necessary for filling out the FAFSA.

In case of inclement weather on January 12, the Affordability and Financial Aid workshop will be held on Saturday, January 26. Registrants will be contacted.

Admission is free, but registration is required. To register or for more information, call (516) 299-2900, email or visit For more information on the FAFSA, visit

Posted 01/03/2013

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