Advance your education

The following workshops and resources can help you plan how to advance your education and that of your children.

Empire State College has provided information about studying at SUNY Empire State College, to be held at their local office downtown: Tioga Place Building, 118 N. Tioga St., Rm. 513 (5th floor), parking at the Seneca Street Parking Garage, across the street. Sessions will be held Jan. 22 at 5 p.m.; Feb. 13 at noon; March 14 at 5 p.m.; April 17 at noon. For more information: call their office, 607-273-4536, or email: paul.miller@esc.edu

TC3 Mentor – Tompkins Cortland Community College has a special mentor, Ken McEwan, to assist Cornell University staff members and their families who are taking, or are interested in taking, TC3 courses. Ken can provide information on TC3 programs and services, academic advisement, basic skills assessment, learning assistance and career counseling. To schedule an appointment: email McEwanK@tc3.edu or phone 844-8211, ext. 4202. Walk-ins are welcome. Upcoming appointments can be scheduled within the following timeframes: Jan. 30, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (163 Day Hall); Feb. 6, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (163 Day Hall); Feb. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (B12 Day Hall); Feb. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (163 Day Hall)

Graduate Employee Degree Program – A workshop on the Graduate Employee Degree Program (EDP) will be held Feb. 25, 10-11:30 a.m., 163 Day Hall, focusing on the eligibility rules for EDP funding, tax issues that impact graduate EDP, completing the application and various programs available to employees. Representatives from Benefit Services, the Graduate School and The Johnson will be present. There is no cost but registration is requested by calling 255-1604. Space is limited.

Undergraduate Employee Degree Program (EDP) – A workshop on the Undergraduate Employee Degree Program (EDP) will be held Feb. 26, 10-11:30 a.m., 163 Day Hall, focusing on the eligibility rules for EDP funding, completing the application and the various programs available to employees. Representatives from Benefit Services and Undergraduate Admissions will be present. There is no cost but registration is requested by calling 255-1604. Space is limited.

Tuition Aid/Extramural – A workshop on the Tuition Aid benefit for courses outside of Cornell and the Extramural benefit for coursework taken at Cornell will be held Feb. 28, 10-11 a.m., 163 Day Hall, focusing on the eligibility rules and guidelines for these two benefits. Representatives from Benefit Services and the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions will be present. There is no cost but registration is requested by calling 255-1604. Space is limited.

Cornell Children’s Tuition Scholarship Program (CCTS) – A workshop on the Cornell Children’s Tuition Scholarship Program (CCTS) will be held March 5, 10-11:30 a.m., 401 Physical Sciences Building, focusing on the eligibility guidelines, the filing process, how awards are determined and the payment process. A representative from Financial Aid will review the FAFSA form and address questions regarding this process. There is no cost but registration is requested by calling 255-1604.