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News Releases

July 2014

Governor Cuomo Announces $3.2 Million in Grants to Expand College Access for Low-Income Students

May 2014

Governor Cuomo Launches Scholarship Program to Encourage High School Students to Pursue STEM Careers in New York

Manage Your Student Loan - The Grace Period Starts Now

HESC Announces $2.43 Million Available for DA's and Public Defenders for Student Loan Forgiveness

April 2014

Governor Cuomo Announces First Increase in Tuition Assistance Program in 14 Years

Governor Cuomo Announces Nearly $2.6 Million in Nursing Faculty Scholarships Available

March 2014

Governor Cuomo Unveils New Tool to Help Students Determine Bottom Line College Costs

February 2014

NY's College-Bound Get Help with Financial Aid Forms, FAFSA

January 2014

Get Money for College: January 2014 is Student Financial Aid Awareness Month

December 2013

Governor Cuomo Announces $500,000 to Increase College Participation Among Traditionally Underserved Students

November 2013

NY Honors Veterans, Families with Higher Education Tuition Benefits

Tips for Managing Federal Student Loan Repayment; Low Payment Options Can Help Ease the Burden

October 2013

October 28 - November 1 Proclaimed as New York’s First College Application Week

September 2013

Governor Cuomo Announces $6.7 Million Federal Grant to Help Low-Income Students Attend College

July 2013

Governor Cuomo Awards $2.75 Million to Boost College Participation Among Low-Income Students

May 2013

Celebrate 529 College Savings Day By Starting Your Child on the Path to Higher Education

NYS Students Get Help Accessing College

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Archived News Releases
Know the True Cost of College: Compare Your Financial Aid Award LettersApril 2013
HESC Encourages College-Bound Students to Apply for 2013-14 Student Financial AidMarch 2013
New York State Extends Student Loan Relief for Borrowers Affected by Hurricane SandyFebruary 2013
NYS Students Getting More Help Accessing CollegeJanuary 2013
January 2013 is Student Financial Aid Awareness MonthJanuary 2013
Tips for Managing Federal Student Loan RepaymentNovember 2012
HESC Reminds Active-Duty Military Members to Review Their Student Loan OptionsNovember 2012
Pay as You Earn: Thousands of NYers Can Get Help Managing Their Student LoanAugust 2012
Governor Cuomo Announces Grants to Help Underrepresented and Low-Income Students Earn a College Degree
Regional versions: Albany, Hudson Valley, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse, Watertown, Western New York
July 2012
Savvy Shopping for College TextbooksJuly 2012
$1.9M College Access Challenge Grant Awarded to On Point for College to Help At-Risk Student Access CollegeMay 2012
New York Honors Veterans, Families with Higher Education Tuition BenefitsMay 2012
Explore Higher Education Options at Regional College FairsMarch 2012
Money for College: FAFSA Dos and Don'tsFebruary 2012
Go CollegeNY.org Launches: Encourages High School Students to Stay in School, Go to CollegeJanuary 2012
Money for College: It Starts with FAFSA - Free Workshops in the Capital Region; Metro New York; Long Island; Hudson Valley; Central New York; Western New York; Potsdam January 2012
Don't Overlook These Valuable College Tax BenefitsJanuary 2012
HESC Launches Student Financial Aid Awareness MonthJanuary 2012
New York State Receives $7 Million Grant to Increase College Enrollment and Completion By Low-Income StudentsJanuary 2012
New York's Veterans May Qualify for Higher Education Tuition BenefitsNovember 2011
Governor Cuomo Awards $1.75 Million in Grants to Help Thousands of Low Income Students Obtain a College DegreeOctober 2011
New York Remains a National Leader in Student Financial AidJuly 2011
7 Key Factors for Choosing the Best CollegeJune 2011
New York Pays Tribute to Veterans, Families With Tuition AwardsMay 2011
Ace the NYS Regents Exams: Regents Review 2.0 is Online 24/7May 2011
Get a Jump on College Exploration at Regional College FairsSeptember 2011
College Bills are Coming Due - NYHELPs May Benefit Students, Families Looking to Fill Tuition GapsJuly 2011
Six Steps for Managing Your Student LoanMay 2011
HESC Brings Financial Aid Information to College Fairs on Long Island, May 10, 11 & 12May 2011
John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program for NY Prosecutors and Public Defenders AnnouncedMarch 2011
HESC Brings Financial Aid Awareness to College Fairs Across NYMarch 2011
Higher Education Tax Credits Too Valuable to OverlookFebruary 2011
Beware of FAFSA and Scholarship Myths and ScamsFebruary 2011
Get Free Financial Aid and Tax Assistance at Albany High SchoolFebruary 2011
HESC Launches Student Financial Aid Awareness CampaignJanuary 2011
HESC Awards $1M to Increase College AccessJanuary 2011
Plan Now for College Financial Aid ApplicationsJanuary 2011
New York State Senate Confirms Alan M. Klinger As The Newest HESC Board MemberDecember 2010
New York's Veterans May Qualify for Education BenefitsNovember 2010
HESC's Tips For Managing Federal Student Loan RepaymentNovember 2010
New York Gets $7.6M to Increase College AccessOctober 2010
Choosing Between Fixed and Variable-Rate Student LoansSeptember 2010
NY Helps Students, Families Fill Tuition Gap with $96M in Low-Cost, Fixed Rate College LoansJuly 2010
HESC Offers Money Saving Tips for Buying College TextbooksJune 2010
Paying for College is More Than Tuition, Room and BoardJune 2010
NY Pays Tribute to Veterans, Families with Tuition AwardsMay 2010
HESC Supports Mission of National Financial Literacy MonthApril 2010
Ace the NYS Regents Exams by Watching TVApril 2010
Taking it to the Road: Bringing Financial Aid Awareness to College Fairs Across NYMarch 2010
Memorial Scholarship Aids Flight 3407 Victims' FamiliesMarch 2010
Catch a Bigger Tax Break on College Expenses This YearFebruary 2010
Brooklyn Charter School's Video Spreads the Word About the Importance of the FAFSA to a Hip-Hop BeatFebruary 2010
HESC President's January 27, 2010 Legislative Testimony January 2010
New York Student Financial Aid on FacebookDecember 2009
New York Students: Low-Cost Loans Now Available to Help Pay Spring Semester ExpensesDecember 2009
Free Study Help for Winter NY Regents ExamsDecember 2009
Governor Paterson Announces Favorable Loan Rates for New York Higher Education Loan ProgramNovember 2009
New York's Veterans May Qualify for Education BenefitsNovember 2009
Governor Paterson Announces SEFCU Partnership in HESC Student Loan MarketplaceNovember 2009
HESC's Student Loan Marketplace Comparison Web Site Wins Technology Award September 2009
Scholarship Aids 9/11 Victims' and Heroes' FamiliesSeptember 2009
Students Get Financial Aid Information at NY College FairsSeptember 2009
HESC Announces College Access Challenge Grant AwardsAugust 2009
New York Remains Nationwide Leader in Student Financial AidJuly 2009
Answering the Call for More Nursing FacultyJuly 2009
DeLaney Appointed to HESC Board of TrusteesJune 2009
HESC President James C. Ross to RetireJune 2009
Magee Appointed HESC Executive Vice PresidentJune 2009
Governor Paterson Announces the Launch of HESC Student Loan MarketplaceMay 2009
New York State Enacts NYHELPs Student Loan ProgramApril 2009
Gettting Smart About Financial Literacy: April is Financial Literacy MonthApril 2009
Free Study Help Available for New York Regents ExamsApril 2009
Financial Aid Information Available at the New York ExpoApril 2009
Two Student Members Appointed to HESC Board of TrusteesApril 2009
College-Bound Students Get the Message During NY's Student Financial Aid Awareness MonthMarch 2009
Managing Student Financial Aid and Loan Debt During Difficult Economic TimesMarch 2009
Financial Aid Information Available at New York's Spring College FairsMarch 2009
A Fascination for Math Leads to a New York State ScholarshipFebruary 2009
Governor Paterson Announces First Awards of College Access Challenge Grant ProgramFebruary 2009
New York's College Goal Sunday Scores TouchdownFebruary 2009
Federal and State Tax Benefits Can Help Lower College CostsFebruary 2009
Crowder Appointed Senior Vice President of HESC CommunicationsFebruary 2009
Media Advisory: New York's College Goal Sunday Kicks Off at 17 Locations Across the StateFebruary 2009
Governor Paterson Proclaims January 25 to February 25 Student Financial Aid Awareness MonthJanuary 2009
FAFSA Dos and Don'tsJanuary 2009
Helping Students Bridge the Gap: HESC President's Testimony Highlights First New State Initiative in 35 YearsJanuary 2009
Time to Do Your FAFSA: HESC Offers Step-by-Step Help Via PodcastsJanuary 2009
HESC President Praises Governor Paterson's Proposed Student Loan ProgramJanuary 2009