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Lyndon State Hosts Northeast Kingdom College Night for Parents & Students

VSAC will offer free college planning workshops

LYNDONVILLE (March 25, 2015) – The annual Northeast Kingdom College Night for high school students and parents will be held on Monday, March 30 on the campus of Lyndon State College.

The free college fair, sponsored by Lyndon Institute, Lyndon State College Upward Bound, and St. Johnsbury Academy, runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. High school juniors, sophomores, and their parents are particularly encouraged to attend to meet admissions representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities from New England and across the U.S. offering liberal arts as well as technical and business-oriented studies.

Back by popular demand, the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will offer free college planning workshops before (starting at 4:15 p.m.) and after the college fair. Topics include finding colleges that fit, specifics on how to apply, SAT/ACT test prep and strategies, writing an admissions essay that sets you apart, and navigating college costs and financial aid. Free food will be provided to workshop attendees, and attendees will be entered in drawings for a chance to win an iPad, $500 college savings account and more! For more information and to register for workshops, visit www.vsac.org/CollegePathways.

Students and parents say the workshops offer important information and insights to the college process.

“It’s awesome to see all these people here because they’re all going through the same steps as me and I know everyone’s feeling the same,”Mount Mansfield Union High School student after past workshop in Chittenden County.

Added a parent of a junior: “Excellent conference. Very helpful information … even with this being my second time around at the college admission process. So glad I decided to come.”

Don’t miss this great opportunity — a double feature with two programs in one night — for Northeast Kingdom students and families to get information and resources needed for applying and preparing for college.

About Lyndon State College

Lyndon State College balances liberal arts and nationally recognized professional programs that integrate theory with hands-on experiences to prepare individuals for success. Nestled in northeastern Vermont, this college of 1,450 students is well known for its tradition of enthusiasm, community service and friendliness. Lyndon State College offers two- and four-year degrees and graduate degrees in education and liberal arts. You also can take many courses from our comprehensive course selection without being enrolled in a degree program. Visit us at www.lyndonstate.edu.

 

About VSAC – Changing Lives through Education and Training since 1965

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation is a public, nonprofit agency established by the Vermont Legislature in 1965 to help Vermonters achieve their education and training goals after high school. VSAC serves students and their families in grades 7-12, as well as adults returning to school, by providing education and career planning services, need-based grants, scholarships and education loans. VSAC has awarded more than $600 million in grants and scholarships for Vermont students, and also administers Vermont’s 529 college savings plan. Share your VSAC story by email to myVSACstory@vsac.orgor submit a video to YouTube. Find us at www.vsac.org or check in on Facebook and Twitter. #changing lives

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