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09/28/2015
College Readiness is Focus of Capital District EOC Open House

CONTACT: Elaine Harwood, (518) 273-1900, e.harwood@hvcc.edu
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015

What: The Capital District Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is holding an open house to highlight its College Connections and College Preparation programs. Prospective students are invited to learn about the EOC’s College Readiness Certificate, how to apply for college financial aid and support services to assist those who seek to enroll.

Who: Anyone who is interested in attending college; high school students, out-of-school youth; and adults 18 and older who are considering college.

Where: Capital District Educational Opportunity Center, 431 River St, Troy

When: 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

Details: EOC staff will present information on how to access services and courses for individuals interested in attending college but unsure how to enroll. Attendees will learn about the college admissions and financial aid application process and the courses and workshops the EOC offers to qualified students to begin that process in a supportive environment.

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Since 1966, the Capital District Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), a division of Hudson Valley Community College and part of the State University of New York, has offered tuition-free academic and workforce development opportunities to disadvantaged and educationally under-prepared New York State residents 16 years and older. As a result, thousands of Capital Region residents have gained self-confidence in their own potential, realized career goals, and obtained self-sufficiency and economic independence.