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Lincoln Area College Fair set for Oct. 21

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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 12:00 am

LINCOLN -- College-bound students can visit with representatives from nearly 110 state and regional colleges during the Lincoln Area College Fair, Sunday, Oct. 21 from 1 - 3 p.m. at Southeast Community College, 8800 O Street. Admission is free.

The College Fair, sponsored by EducationQuest Foundation and the Nebraska Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers, will also feature financial aid presentations.

Follow these tips to help you make the most of your College Fair visit:

Before you attend, visit NebraskaCollegeFairs.org to register for a barcode that you should print and take to the college fair. College reps will scan the barcode to retrieve your demographic information so you won’t have to complete information cards.

Determine which colleges you want to visit (a list is available in the College Fair article at EducationQuest.org).  Arrive early so you have time to visit your top colleges.

Prepare a list of questions to ask the college representatives. Ask about deadlines for admission, scholarship and financial aid applications.

Attend a financial aid program at the College Fair to learn about types of aid and how to apply.

EducationQuest Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization with a mission to improve access to higher education in Nebraska. 

Headquartered in Lincoln, EducationQuest provides free college planning services; funds need-based scholarship programs; provides grants that help high schools increase their college-going rate; and provides outreach services for community agencies statewide. For more information, call 800.303.3745 or visit EducationQuest.org.

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