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‘Financial Aid Fairs’ at HCCC

 

Hudson County Community College will conduct a series of “Financial Aid Fairs” to assist prospective and current students apply for financial assistance. The events are scheduled Tuesdays, June 14, June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19 and July 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. on the second floor of the college’s administration building at 70 Sip Ave. — just a few steps from the Journal Square PATH Station in Jersey City.

Bilingual counselors will be in attendance to assist individuals whose native language is not English.

College President Dr. Glen Gabert noted that more and more people are turning to community colleges to obtain the education that will either permit them to transfer to a four-year school or to update and retool their knowledge and skills so they can find work in another sector.

“Our Financial Aid Department is staffed with experts who will help prospective and present students learn what funding is available to help them pay for their college education,” Gabert said, noting that “more than 78% of Hudson County Community College students receive financial aid.”

Gabert said those attending the “Financial Aid Fairs” will be informed as to what documentation is required when applying for aid, as well as what happens once applications are submitted.

Anyone interested in attending any of the fairs is asked to confirm their attendance — as well as name and date of attendance — by emailing financial_aid@hccc.edu or by phoning (201) 360-4210.

Those attending the events are asked to bring their own 2010 federal income tax returns and W-2s, and — where applicable — their parents’ 2010 federal returns and W-2s.

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