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Hundreds of high school students from across the region will descend on Columbus East High School on Thursday to learn what various colleges have to offer.
About 80 colleges, universities and military branches will participate in the 2014 Columbus Area College Fair on East’s main floor, said Doug Moore, East’s director of guidance.
Representatives from schools ranging from Purdue and Indiana universities to smaller colleges will answer questions about programs, costs, dual credit transfer opportunities, financial aid options, cars on campus and scholarships.
The fair is free a and parents are encouraged to attend with their teenagers, Moore said. He said the event has drawn about 1,500 people a year since East began hosting it more than 15 years ago.
“It’s a great opportunity for students and their parents to get a lot of valuable information in just one swoop,” Moore said.
Students expected to participate will come from East, Columbus North, Hauser, Brown County and South Decatur high schools, among others, Moore said. All attendees will be eligible for door prizes that will include a $50 gift card for a student and a $50 gift card for a parent.
Katie Vandergriff, East’s college and scholarship coordinator, said the colleges pay for the prizes with their entry fees.
The event is sponsored by The Indiana Association for College Admissions Counseling.
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