A Financial Aid Night and College Day at Tusculum College that was cancelled due to weather conditions has been rescheduled for Feb. 12.
On the new date, all students who are interested in attending college, as well as their parents, will have the opportunity to get a head start learning about college financial aid and will have the opportunity to explore higher education options. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
“No matter which college or university a student plans to attend, this college night and financial aid information session is designed to assist them and their parents,” said Melissa Ripley, director of admissions operations and marketing for residential admission at the College.
“Representatives from area colleges and universities will be on hand to answer questions about college admission and the financial aid processes,” Ripley said. “There will also be a special guest representative from the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation.”
Information will be provided about the Tennessee Lottery, Pell Grant information and various grants and scholarships from participating schools.
The event will allow parents as well as students to learn about the many different options available to young people to continue their education following high school graduation. The event will take place in the Pioneer Arena, and there is no admission charge. Door prizes will be given away to attendees.
Although the event is sponsored by Tusculum College, each year, a wide variety of colleges and universities as well as vocational schools set up displays that provide information about the institutions’ academic programs. Most also have representatives on hand to answer specific questions about programs or the school.
Last year, 40 colleges, universities, technical schools and the military had displays at the College Fair, and the participants included schools from Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia and across the state of Tennessee. There has already been a great response from exhibitors for this year’s event who are eager to come share information with students, said Ripley.
The College Fair, coordinated by the Tusculum College Department of Admission, has grown in size in recent years, and the department is appreciative of the opportunity to bring this service to area students and their families.
The event is represented on the official Tennessee Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers calendar.
For more information about the College Fair, please contact the Office of Admission at 1-800-729-0256 ext. 5374 or 423-636-7312, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.