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April is TERI College Access Month in Brockton

TERI College Access Center honored for its efforts

Today, Mayor James E. Harrington proclaimed April, 2006 “TERI COLLEGE ACCESS MONTH in the City of Brockton” and recognized the efforts of the new TERI College Access Center in Brockton, which provides assistance to thousands of young people and adults striving to achieve their education and career goals. In a Brockton City Hall meeting with Willis J. Hulings III, President and CEO of TERI, the Mayor thanked TERI College Access for its role in helping Brockton residents.

“Our graduating High School Seniors deserve a chance to obtain a college degree” said Mayor Harrington. “We are happy to have in our City an organization with the resources and know-how of TERI College Access, whose primary function is to assist individuals, especially low-income families, to plan and pay for a college education.”

“We appreciate this recognition from the Mayor and it couldn’t have come at a better time. For students entering school next Fall, this is a critical time for seeking financial aid.” said Hulings. “Students and families concerned that they can’t afford college need to know that substantial aid is available through state-funded grant programs in Massachusetts and through the federal government, colleges and universities. It’s important to apply early and investigate all possible sources of aid.”

The TERI College Access Center in Brockton provides free guidance to all those needing assistance in the process of planning and paying for college. Also available at the center are paper copies of the FAFSA and additional information on college financing options. In addition, at 10:00AM on Saturday April 22 and 29, 2006, TERI College Access will host its annual Higher Education Day at the Brockton Public Library, 304 Main Street, for students of all ages to obtain information and resources on going to college and other training opportunities. Experienced Advisors will be available to assist students with completing their FAFSA and CSS Profile application for financial aid.


TERI (The Education Resources Institute), a nonprofit organization in Boston, Massachusetts, promotes educational opportunities for all through its TERI College Access and its Loan Guarantee Programs.

TERI College Access manages programs targeting low-income individuals and those who are the first generation in their families to attend college. These programs raise student and adult aspirations to include college and other post-secondary education, provide guidance and information directly to students and their families on planning and paying for college, and support increased student achievement in middle and high schools. TERI College Access is also a national leader in promoting strategies for improving college access.

TERI’s Loan Guarantee programs help students close the gap between education costs and their other resources such as financial aid, savings and family support. As the largest and oldest guarantor of private (non-government) student loans with more than $9 billion in outstanding guarantees, TERI brings together lenders, schools, students and families to make available low-cost, high quality financing for postsecondary education. The organization also works in a very successful strategic alliance with First Marblehead Corporation in this effort.

TERI is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 corporation. For additional information, visit or