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October 5th, 2009
College Fair present options for students and parents

 STAFF REPORT

The Hill Country College Fair at the San Marcos High School (SMHS) cafeteria, 2601 East McCarty Lane, will present options for post-secondary education to students and their parents on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. The event is sponsored by SMHS and Texas State University.

More than 50 colleges and universities, from Texas and across the nation, will have representatives at the event to provide interested families with information on college admissions, financial aid and other concerns.

The Career Center Counselor at SMHS, Grace Delgadillo, will present a general information session on the financial aid process at 7 p.m. The program, “Making It Count,” will help parents understand the financial aid process. Her presentation will  cover the types of financial aid available, ideas about where to look for additional information on scholarships and grants and how to avoid scholarship scams.

Her presentation will also cover the rocky turf of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and talk about its availability and deadline dates.

“The Hill County College Fair is an economical solution for students and parents wishing to visit with representatives from multiple campuses,” said Jamar Keaton, Undergraduate Admissions Counselor for Texas State University. “It allows a student to gather important information on topics such as application deadlines, application costs, and degree offerings in one spot and in a comfortable setting. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions thoroughly enjoys partnering with San Marcos High School to coordinate the fair each year. The school has an excellent career center that is dedicated to the success of its students.”
The College Fair is free for all students and parents wishing to attend. For further information, call Delgadillo at (512) 393-6800 or Keaton at (512) 245-3670.

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