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High school students can waive their college application fees if they tour three
private colleges during Virginia Private College Week, which will be held July 28
through August 2, 2008. Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, along with
23 other private colleges belonging to the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia
(CICV), are joining together to sponsor a statewide series of free campus open houses
and information sessions on admissions and financial aid for secondary school students
and their families.
Students who visit three or more campuses during Virginia Private College Week will
receive application fee waivers at any three CICV institutions. With application
fees ranging from $15 to $50, students could save as much as $150. Last year, nearly
1,800 prospective students and parents from 30 states and the District of Columbia
visited CICV colleges during Virginia Private College Week.
“Randolph-Macon and its sister institutions are a necessary and affordable option
for students who want and need a supportive campus environment where classes are
small, professors are accessible and students are encouraged to become involved
in extracurricular activities,” said Robert R. Lindgren, president of Randolph-Macon
College. “Virginia Private College Week also is an opportunity for students and
parents to see firsthand the quality, diversity and affordability of private colleges
in the Commonwealth.”
Virginia private colleges gave students more than $200 million in scholarships and
grants last year.. Also, in-state students attending a Virginia private college
are eligible to receive the Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) for a maximum of four
years. This year’s grant is approximately $3,200 and is not based on need or merit.
Admission and financial aid informational sessions, along with campus tours, will
be offered at each of the participating colleges at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through
Friday and at 9 a.m. at most of the colleges on Saturday, August 2.
Colleges participating in the event include:
For more information about Virginia Private College Week, contact the CICV at (540)
586-0606 or visit http://vaprivatecolleges.org/.
The admissions offices of participating colleges and universities also can provide
details. The Admissions Office at Randolph-Macon College can be reached at
www.rmc.edu or 1-800-888-1762. In addition, register online to visit R-MC
during Virginia Private College Week at www.rmc.edu/Admissions.aspx.