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January 27, 2013

Editorial: Get help with college costs

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This is a free program, so don’t pass it up. Families must register in advance at www.collegegoalny.org. You will be informed about what documentation to bring and everything else you need to know.

Financial-aid experts from a number of area colleges will be in Potsdam to help with both FAFSA and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application. Students don’t have to be applying to a certain college in order to take part.

Students and families can also get help through an online chat weekdays on StartHereGetThere.org, by emailing FAFSAhelp.hesc.ny.gov or by calling 1-800-608-1790 noon to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Don’t let a fear of the FAFSA form keep you from getting the aid that could make your college dream a reality.

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