Students at Frank E. Brown Fountain Plaza
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.