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Financial aid night events scheduled at WITC campuses

For thousands of area parents with high school students who will make the transition to college this fall, decision-making is intense right now and promises to get even more intense as financial aid and college admissions deadlines approach in the coming months.

To help prospective students and their families make the most informed decisions, area colleges and universities are working together to offer College/Financial Aid Nights hosted by Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in January and February.

The free events are open to any family making college or career decisions. Other area colleges and universities participating in the event include the Universities of Wisconsin at Stout, River Falls and Superior, Northland College, St. Scholastica, Lakeland College, WITC as well as Army National Guard and Great Lakes Educational Loan Service.

"College/Financial Aid Night is an opportunity to find all the information you need about higher education and financing options--all in one night and no matter where you choose to go to school," said Career Specialist Kelly Utyro. "We're looking forward to meeting with both students and their families to answer their questions."

College Night gives families a chance to visit with area college representatives and other exhibitors all in one place to help make the college admissions process easier.

College/Financial Aid Night Schedule

Monday, Jan. 28 -- WITC New Richmond Conference Center, 1019 South Knowles Ave.

Monday, Feb. 4 -- WITC Ashland Conference Center, 2100 Beaser Avenue.

Monday, Feb. 4 -- WITC Rice Lake Conference Center, 1900 College Drive.

Monday, Feb. 11 -- WITC Superior Atrium, 600 N 21st Street.

Exhibits open at 4:30 p.m. with campus tours available until 7:30 p.m. Before the financial aid presentation, several informative seminars are available. Attend one or all three seminars before the financial aid presentation at 6 p.m.

Topics include:

• Managing Your Money, a talk designed to address college students' new spending habits;

• Keys to Student Success, which gives students valuable tips on how to study for the rigors of college assignments; and

• Career Exploration, designed to help students who want to attend college, but may not know exactly what career path to follow.

For more information, contact Joanne Kocik, WITC Career Specialist at 800-243-9482, ext 4396.

WITC offers more than 100 career one- and two-year programs, diplomas and certificates.