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College of Mount Saint Vincent Hosts Latino College Fair
Free "Paying for College" Workshop and $500 Scholarship - Oct. 25
10/6/2008 - On Saturday, October 25, the College of Mount Saint Vincent will hold a Latino College Fair. The fair is open to all Latino students who are interested in gathering more information about college, learning about receiving financial aid, and finding out how to navigate the application process.  The fair is presented jointly by the College, the Sallie Mae Fund, the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, and the Bronx Assembly Delegation. 

This event is free and open to the public and media.  The fair will begin with welcome remarks from Assemblyman Peter Rivera of the 76th Assembly District. A “Paying for College Workshop” and a preview workshop on how to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be presented to those in attendance. Both workshops will also be offered in Spanish. Financial aid experts will be available for a Question and Answer session. Spanish translation has been arranged and will be available for free.  Junior or senior students can enter to win a $500 scholarship from The Sallie Mae Fund.

Prospective college students will have the opportunity to meet with admissions counselors from  24 colleges  and discuss admission requirements with their representatives. Admissions personnel from the College of Mount Saint Vincent will be on hand to answer questions about the Mount.  “The Latino College Fair at the College of Mount Saint Vincent is an outstanding opportunity to learn about the admission and financial aid process at various colleges in New York,” says Tim Nash, Vice-President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at the College of Mount Saint Vincent. “Each student will discover that college can be affordable.”

WHEN:  Saturday, Oct. 25
Latino College Fair is open from: 2:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Paying-for-College Workshop: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
FAFSA Preview Workshop:  3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

WHERE: The College of Mt. Saint Vincent, 6301 Riverdale Ave., Riverdale, NY 10471

For more information about the event or the Mount please contact Tim Nash at (718)405-3268, or via email at tim.nash@mountsaintvincent.edu.  The College of Mount Saint Vincent is located at Riverdale Ave. and 263rd St. and is easily reached by car via the Henry Hudson Parkway or major Deegan Expressway and by public transportation via the “A” Train- #7 Bus combination or the #1 Train- #7, or #10 Bus combination. 

The following colleges will be in attendance
Alfred University
Barnard College
Bramson ORT College
The College of St. Rose
The College of Mount Saint Vincent (host)
The College of New Rochelle
Cornell University
Fordham University
Hamilton College
Iona College
Long Island University
Manhattan College
Manhattanville College
Marymount Manhattan College
Mercy College
Metropolitan College
NYIT
Pace University
Paul Smith's College
St. Francis College
St. Joseph's College
St. Lawrence University
Utica College
Wells College