Area High Schools Participate in College Day

by Jennifer Bullock on October 12, 2012 at 6:45 am

Zane State College and Ohio University-Zanesville held their annual "College Day" program at the Campus Center. Students were able to take a quick look into 70 different colleges within the region.

"It’s a nice opportunity for them to be able to visit with the colleges… A lot of people don’t get to go to the different colleges to visit the campus, so we do what we can to bring as many colleges as we can here to them so that they can have an opportunity to see as many colleges as possible," said Zane State Admissions Coordinator Jody Burchett.

About 1,200 high school student from five surrounding counties were able to talk to representatives from a variety of public and private institutions… But students also got a briefing on tuition costs and financial aid.

"But we also do have some financial aid sessions available for students, as well, that are going on at the same time, so not only can they learn about what college they might want to go to, but they can learn about how to pay for that college as well."

All of the colleges participating in Friday’s event were from Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky.