State Representative Matt Lesser (D-Durham, Middlefield and Middletown), a member of the legislature’s Education Committee, is urging students and parents to attend College Goal Sunday, a forum on planning and financing for college, to be held January 29th at various locations around the state, including Middletown.
Financial aid counselors and college staff will be available to talk from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and give one-on-one advice about financial aid and planning for college. In Middletown a forum will be held at Middlesex Community College.
Lesser said that participating in College Goal Sunday gives students and their families a great first step on the pathway to college. It gives the students and families an opportunity to learn about preparing for college and financial aid in a comfortable setting, he added.
Lesser said that in a single afternoon, students and their families can become familiar with college entrance requirements, learn about planning for college and obtain on-site assistance in filling out financial aid applications. In addition, there will be information about the benefits of attending college, student support services, areas of study and different degree programs. Spanish interpreters will be available.
Matt Lesser is serving his second term representing the 100th Assembly District of Durham, Middlefield, Rockfall and Middletown. He is Vice Chair of the state legislature’s Government Administration