Clark College to host financial aid, enrollment info sessions

VANCOUVER – In an effort to better serve its community and broaden the availability of education, Clark College will host free information sessions to help those interested in pursuing their educations at Clark during the upcoming 2017 winter quarter, which begins in January.

From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wed., Dec. 7, specialists from Clark College’s financial aid office will be on hand to answer questions from prospective students and parents about navigating the world of financial aid. The event will be held on Clark College’s main campus in the Gaiser Student Center, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Driving directions and parking maps are available at www.clark.edu/maps.

Clark College Financial Aid Night
From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wed., Dec. 7, specialists from Clark College’s financial aid office will be on hand to answer questions from prospective students and parents about navigating the world of financial aid. The event will be held on Clark College’s main campus in the Gaiser Student Center, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Photo courtesy of Clark College

The annual Financial Aid Information Night provides information about Clark’s admission process, scholarship opportunities, financial aid grants and loans, how to apply and much more. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., there will be an open house. Then, from 6:30 to 7 p.m., Chippi Bello, Clark College Associate Dean of Financial Aid, will give a financial aid presentation. Finally, from 7 to 7:30 p.m., there will be a question-and-answer session.

This event is free and open to the public; it requires no advance registration or reservation. Information is available at the Clark website at http://www.clark.edu/cc/fan.

In addition to the free Financial Aid Information Night event scheduled for Wed., Dec. 7, Clark College also will offer three different types of enrollment-related information sessions:

General Enrollment Information: General Information Sessions are designed to answer questions people may have about enrolling at Clark College. Topics include budgeting, career exploration, financial aid and the application process. The next session is scheduled for Thu., Dec. 1. For a complete list of upcoming sessions, visit  www.clark.edu/future/infosessions.

English as a Second Language Information: English as a Second Language Information Sessions help non-native speakers interested in improving their English language skills. Clark’s transitional studies department offers low-cost classes designed for adult immigrants and refugees. The next ESL information session is scheduled for November 28; for a complete list, visit www.clark.edu/cc/esl. Bring a photo ID; friends and family are welcome to attend.

Enrollment Labs: New to Clark College this year, the enrollment labs are designed to help students who have applied to Clark, but need assistance completing the registration process. New students are able to register for classes, apply for financial aid, get technology support and receive one-on-one assistance with other issues — all in one morning or afternoon session. The labs are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tue., Nov. 29. For a complete list, visit www.clark.edu/future/enrollment-labs.php.

“We know that choosing to pursue an education is an important decision that can feel daunting for many people,”Clark College Vice President of Student Affairs Bill Belden says. “Clark College is committed to serving our community and making higher education accessible to all, so these outreach efforts are just an extension of our ongoing mission.”

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