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. 

Please note that pre-registration for our live events is required. 

Check back for more events coming soon!

Topic Description To Do Before the Event Date/Time/Link
College Isn’t Right for Everyone, and That’s OK: Opportunities to a Great Career after High School

After high school, a traditional four-year college isn’t right for everyone, and that’s ok! Join our panel discussion to learn about some of the many options to continue your education and find a well-paying job.

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.

No preregistration required.


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HESC Drop-In Wednesday: FAFSA and TAP Application Completion

Need assistance completing your FAFSA and TAP application for college this fall or have you started your application, but are confused on how to answer one or more questions? 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).

Gather your documents needed and drop in for help! No pre-registration required.


Dates coming soon!

Senior Basics: What You Need to Know about Financial Aid for College

Conceptos básicos para los estudiantes de último año de la escuela superior: lo que necesita saber sobre la ayuda financiera para la Universidad

Key financial aid information for seniors applying to college for next fall including information about federal, state, institutional and private scholarships, how to apply for aid, deadlines and more.

Información clave sobre ayuda financiera para estudiantes que solicitan ayuda para la universidad para el próximo otoño incluyendo información sobre becas federales, estatales, institucionales y privadas, cómo solicitar ayuda, fechas límite y más.



9/30 – 6pm-7pm

9/30 – Español – 6pm-7pm

10/4 – 7pm-8pm


10/6 – 6pm-7pm

10/12 – 6pm-7pm

10/13 – 7pm-8pm

10/18 – 6pm-7pm

10/19 - Español -7pm-8pm

10/26 – 7pm-8pm

10/27 – 6pm-7pm

More dates coming soon!

FAFSA Completion Workshop

Get one – one-on-one help completing your FAFSA. Pre-registration is required.

Get your FSA ID

Dates coming soon!

Getting Your FSA ID

Informative presentation on how to get your FSA ID in preparation for completing your FAFSA


Dates coming soon!