HESC Upcoming and On-Demand Virtual Events

“The Path” is a series of virtual live and on-demand events, hosted by NYS HESC, and designed to help New York’s students on their path toward a higher education. Students and their families can get advice about accessing and financing a college education from higher education experts by attending these events from the comfort of their homes.

Browse our upcoming events to join a discussion with HESC.  Can’t make our virtual live event?  Visit our on-demand events library to view archived events at your leisure. 

Financial Aid
What Seniors Need to Know about Financial Aid for College
During this session, you will learn about federal, state and other grants and scholarships, how to apply for aid, important deadlines and where to find help. At the conclusion of this session, seniors (and their parents/guardians), will have better understanding of the financial aid process that will help you make informed decisions about funding your post-secondary education.
fafsa
What Juniors Need to Know about Preparing for College and Applying for Financial Aid
Join us to learn key financial aid information for Junior's and what they need to know for next fall; including information about federal, state, institutional, and private scholarships. You will also learn how to apply for aid, deadlines and more.
Which Way
Exploring Job Training and Other Pathways after High School
Learn about what jobs are hot for the future, trade apprenticeships, training programs, and why it’s really it OK to take a different path to a career.
College Application
How to Create Your Smart College Application List
Join HESC and college admissions officers to learn tips on how to evaluate admission requirements and affordability, and consider your individual preferences and goals that will help you create your smart college list.
FAFSA
HESC Drop-In Wednesday: FAFSA and TAP Application Completion
Get one-on-one assistance from HESC financial aid professionals who can answer your questions or help you complete your FAFSA and NYS application for the tuition assistance program (TAP).
Applying
Applying to College: The Basics
Applying to college can be overwhelming so we’ve put together a panel of experts to answer your questions about the college application process!