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December 2009 Press Release



For immediate release: December 17, 2009                                    Media Contact: Christopher Falkenhagen
                                                                                                                    Communications: (410) 260-4511



MHEC to Co-Produce You Can Afford College 2010 with MPT

Annapolis, MD (December 17, 2009) -

Through a partnership with Maryland Public Television (MPT), and funding from USA Funds, the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) is co-producing You Can Afford College 2010.

The goal of You Can Afford College 2010 is to deliver information tailored to parents and students who need a comprehensive, how-to approach to finding financial assistance. This program will provide answers to many questions and take the guesswork out of paying for college. Segments of the show include college students from a variety of institutions, backgrounds and majors sharing how they are able to pay for college. You Can Afford College 2010 will begin airing in January. The broadcast schedule is as follows:


Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. During this broadcast, viewers can call in to receive advice and assistance from financial aid advisors.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. - no call in, email questions only

Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 5:30 a.m. – no call in, email questions only

Saturday February 6, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. - no call in, email questions only


Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. – no call in, email questions only

MPT has a multi-state footprint serving the entire Washington Metropolitan area. Viewer ship is comprehensive and includes approximately 1 million people who have children between the ages of 13-17 in the region.

For more information, contact Cheryl V. Edwards, Marketing and Outreach Manager, at
410-260-4520 or cedwards@mhec.state.md.us.


The Maryland Higher Education Commission is a 12-member coordinating board responsible for establishing statewide policies for Maryland public and independent colleges and universities and private career schools. It serves as an advocate for more than 350,000 college students in Maryland, for the State and its needs, and for business and industry in Maryland.






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