Private college affordability will be demonstrated during Private College Week July 30 - Aug. 4
July 16, 2012
Twenty-four Virginia independent colleges will welcome prospective students and their parents to their campuses July 30 – Aug. 4, to demonstrate how private colleges can be affordable choices.
University of Richmond is among the colleges that will hold twice-daily information sessions during the annual Private College Week, sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV). Admission representatives will demonstrate that private colleges can be affordable for families of all income levels.
As a bonus, students who visit at least three participating Virginia colleges during the week will be allowed to apply at no charge to any three of the colleges. High school guidance counselors and college consultants also can earn three application fee waivers for their students by visiting three of the colleges.
During Private College Week, each college will host two daily programs for rising high school juniors and seniors, their families, and prospective transfer students, unless otherwise noted on CICV’s website, www.vaprivatecolleges.org. The programs will include a campus tour and information session about admission, financial aid, academic programs and extracurricular activities.
Richmond’s programs will be held Monday–Thursday at 9:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., followed by a student-guided campus tour. Richmond will offer the morning session only on Aug. 3 and no sessions on Aug. 4. Brochures and maps of campus are always available at a kiosk outside the admission office. Online registration is recommended at admissions.richmond.edu or by calling 800-700-1662.
“Virginia Private College Week is an opportunity to learn more about the quality and affordability of independent colleges,” said Nathan A. Crozier, Richmond’s director of admission. “For instance, Richmond is one of only a few colleges and universities in the nation to offer need-blind admission and a commitment to meet 100 percent of an undergraduate student’s demonstrated financial need.” Last year, Richmond awarded nearly $65 million in financial aid to undergraduates.
CICV has launched a new website, www.vaprivatecolleges.org, that provides information about the quality and affordability of Virginia private colleges. It addresses many of the myths concerning private higher education and its costs. The user-friendly website also helps students identify which Virginia private colleges might be good matches for them.
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