SUNY Statewide Financial Aid Training Available Nov. 17

CANTON, NY (11/07/2018) Representatives from both SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam will be providing a hands-on training session to help students and families maximize financial aid.

The SUNY Statewide Financial Aid Day, which includes an informational session and workshop, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Registration will be in MacArthur Hall's Halford Lobby and workshops will be held in Wicks Hall Rooms 006 and 008 at the SUNY Canton Campus. Parking will be available in lot 5.

This program is being offered to answer questions about financial aid and provide assistance with filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms online. It also will provide an overview of New York's Excelsior Scholarship program and its requirements.

Both area State University of New York colleges cohost the free event for students planning to attend any state or private college. Those interested are encouraged to register for the event in advance through SUNY's Financial Aid Day Website or by calling 1-800-342-3811. Walk-ins will also be welcome.

For more information on Financial Aid Day, contact SUNY Canton's Student Service Center in the One-Hop Shop at (315) 386-7616, or email

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York's premier college for career-driven bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in digital design, engineering technology, health, management and public service. The college's faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. As SUNY's leader in online education, SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 16 online degree programs. The college's 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. For more information, visit

About SUNY Potsdam

Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America's first 50 colleges-and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit