College Night Slated for Oct. 8

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High school students who are interested in exploring their college opportunities are invited and encouraged to attend the 2018 Greater Kalamazoo Area College Night on Monday, Oct. 8 at Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Texas Township Campus.

Representatives from more than 50 different colleges, universities and training institutions will be available from 6-7:30 p.m. to discuss with students and their parents their post-secondary educational options, as well as programs and campuses. Institutions expected to attend College Night include schools such as: Albion College, Ball State University, Ferris State University, Grand Valley University, Kalamazoo College, Michigan State University, Purdue University, University of Michigan, Western Michigan University, and many more.

Additionally, representatives from the U.S. Armed Forces will be on hand to discuss military opportunities and how military service can help pay for a college education.

Director of Enrollment Management EJ Bast said the event is an excellent opportunity and convenient way for college-bound students and their parents to explore their options. “Where else can you access information about so many different colleges and universities under one roof?” he said. “It’s a great way to learn about the different higher education opportunities available. From community colleges and large, four-year universities to small liberal arts colleges, technical schools, go-to-work academies and military service, there’s something for everyone. It’s one stop shopping.”

A financial aid workshop led by a representative from Western Michigan University will be held at 7 p.m. in the Dale B. Lake Auditorium to assist those with questions and concerns about paying for college. The workshop will cover scholarships, student loans, and the kinds of financial assistance available from the federal and state governments. College Night is co-sponsored by Kalamazoo Valley and Western Michigan University and is a free event open to the public.

The Texas Township Campus is located at 6767 West O Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49003. For more information, please call 269.488.4303.

This article was posted on 09/12/2018.