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Over 50 Colleges to Attend College Night at Glen Oaks

Over 50 college and university representatives will be present at Glen Oaks Community College to meet with area residents and students in the college gymnasium. The annual College Night event is being held from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 14, 2010. Everyone is welcome.

Colleges and universities expected to be at Glen Oaks include Adrian College, Albion College, Alma College, Aquinas College, Art Institute of Michigan, Baker College-Muskegon, Ball State University, Bluffton University, Calvin College, Central Michigan University, Cornerstone University, Davenport University-Kalamazoo, Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, Glen Oaks Community College, Goshen College, Grace Bible College, Grand Valley State University, Great Lakes Christian College, Hope College, Indiana Tech, ITT Tech, IUPU-Ft. Wayne, IUPU-Indianapolis, Johnson & Wales University, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kellogg Community College, Kendall College of Art & Design, Lake Superior State University, Madonna University, Manchester College, Marygrove College, Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, Northern Michigan University, Northwood University, Oakland University, Ohio Northern University, Olivet College, Robert B. Miller College, Robert Morris University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Saginaw Valley State University, Saint Mary’s College, Sienna Heights University, Southwestern Michigan College, Spring Arbor University, The University of Toledo, Trine University, University of Michigan, University of Michigan-Flint, Valparaiso University, Western Michigan University, and U.S. military agencies.

There will be a free Financial Aid Information Session from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Nora Hagen Theater, Room D235 at Glen Oaks. Director of Financial Aid Jean Zimmerman will cover the different ways students and families can pay for a college education including federal and state grants, scholarships, and loans. Financial aid
timelines and deadlines for applications will be discussed, as well as an overall explanation of how to apply for financial aid.

“College Night is an excellent opportunity for students and parents to visit face to face with college representatives without having to travel to a campus, make telephone calls, or search the internet,” said Tonya Howden, Director of Admissions.

Howden suggests asking college representatives:

  • What are the admissions requirements?
  • What assistance will your college give me if I’m undecided about my career goal?
  • Do you offer the program of study that interests me? Are there special requirements for admission to that program?
  • What dates should I be especially aware of as I consider applying?
  • How do I arrange a campus tour and a meeting with a college advisor?
  • What employment assistance do you provide after graduation?
  • What kinds of services do you offer that will help me succeed?
  • Do you have on-campus housing? What other living arrangements do you offer? What type of transportation will I need?
  • What kinds of activities can I be involved in at your college?
  • Can you provide me with information about the cost of your college? How do I apply for financial assistance? Are there any scholarships which I may be eligible for?

For more information contact the Glen Oaks Admissions Department at (269) 467-9945 extension 253 or toll free (888) 994-7818.