The annual Buffalo National College Fair will be held March 26 and 27 in Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

The event is free and open to the public.

Now in its ninth year, the college fair allows students and parents to meet one on one with admissions representatives from more than 200 public and private two- and four-year colleges and universities.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on March 26 and from 9 a.m. to noon on March 27.

Workshops include such topics as student loans, financial aid, writing a college application essay and college athletics.

The college fair is sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling and hosted by the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling.

More information about the fair – including directions, a detailed schedule of information sessions and tips for preparing for the fair – can be found at

Students are encouraged to go on the site and register prior to the event.