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University Student Senate Chair, 2013-2014

ArshadMUHAMMAD W. ARSHAD was elected the twenty-eighth chairperson of the University Student Senate for 2013-2014. A master’s degree candidate in the Public Service Management Program at City College’s Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, Mr. Arshad brings many years of student service, advocacy and leadership to the USS and CUNY Board. >>




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What's Happening

CUNY’s Matthew Goldstein Scholarship Program Launched

The CUNY Matthew Goldstein Scholarship Program is now available, and seeks to support the persistence and graduation of CUNY students who must take reduced course loads as reasonable accommodations for their disabilities. Applications due by June 25, 2014. more; <pdf> application here. >> <pdf>

HESC Introduces College Financial Aid Award Letter Comparison Tool

The New York State Higher Education Corporation (HESC) has launched a College Financial Aid Award Letter Comparison Tool to help college-bound students and families interpret their award letters and get the bottom line cost of each college before making a final decision. The tool allows students and families to see side-by-side comparisons, highlights net costs and estimates the full two- or four-year cost of each college. See tool >> New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) brochure. >> <pdf>

Federal Government Financial Awareness Counseling Tool

Learn financial management basics, get current loan debt and history, future debt estimates and more with step-by-step interactive tutorials. Contact your campus financial aid counselor for assistance. >>

Financial Literacy Workshop Series

Free Workshop on Budgeting, Credit and Savings sponsored by the Hispanic Federation >>

Free Tax Preparation Services

The Single Stop Community College Initiative provides free, on-site tax preparation services during tax season (January - April) >>

Financial Success Stories

Learn how these students conquered their financial aid challenges. Select a video or visit the College Sense website to find out more!

Relevant Articles



Credit Abuse Publicized In Students' Movie PSA

Three budding filmmakers from LaGuardia Community College launch a public service announcement about credit card abuse that is gracing movie screens around the city >>

Tips from a CUNY Financial Aid Expert

Alice Murphey, CUNY's director of financial aid management, has been helping students with financial aid issues for more than 30 years. Her advice is published in the New York Daily News. >>