March 3, 2008
MONT ALTO, Pa. - Penn State Mont Alto will host a general information session for people who are interested in attending Penn State. The session will be Monday, March 24, at 2 p.m. Admissions counselors will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on Penn State academic programs, the admissions process, the application process, financial aid and more. A tour of the campus and residence halls will be provided at the conclusion of the appointment. To register, call 717-749-6130 or 1-800-392-6173, or go to www.ma.
July 15, 2011
The American Red Cross is offering a baby-sitter's training course from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at the Washington County Red Cross, 1131 Conrad Court, in Hagerstown. The class provides individuals, ages 11 to 15, with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or adult guardians. Financial aid is available. Advance registration is required. Call 301-739-0717.
December 29, 2003
Goretti, North High students are winners in congressional program A team of 18 juniors from St. Maria Goretti High School recently won the District Six Congressional Hearing in the "We the People The Citizen and the Constitution" program held at Hagerstown Community College. One team from St. Maria Goretti High School participated in the competition, while two teams from North Hagerstown High School and two teams from Winter's Mill High School in Westminster, Md., participated.
December 15, 2011
Hagerstown Community College will host an information session for active-duty military, veterans and their families Friday, Jan. 6, at 10 a.m. at the Elliott Center. During the free session, attendees will get an overview of HCC, including information on veterans' benefits, academic advising, financial aid, disability services and the student-run veterans' club. Tours of the campus will be available. For more information, contact recruitment coordinator Kevin Crawford at email@example.com or call 240-500-2412.
October 28, 2012
Hagerstown Community College will host an information session for active duty military, veterans and their families Friday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. in the Student Center. During the free session, attendees will get an overview of HCC, including information on veterans' benefits, academic advising, financial aid, disability services and the student-run veterans' club. Tours of the campus will be available. For more information, call recruitment coordinator Kevin Crawford at 240-500-2412 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
September 12, 1998
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - U.S. News and World Report and Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine rank Shippensburg University as one of the nation's top public universities. U.S. News ranks the university fifth among top public universities in the North, while Kiplinger's ranks it as 100th in the nation's top 100 universities. The U.S. News ranking is based on statistics collected from approximately 1,400 accredited colleges and universities. The institutions were categorized by mission and region and then surveyed on indicators of academic excellence, including student retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, alumni giving, financial resources and financial aid. Kiplinger's rankings were based on statistics from 1,813 colleges and universities in North America.
April 14, 2008
Wilson College to host information session CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Wilson College will host an information session Thursday for men and women interested in attending classes during Wilson's summer and fall semesters. The session will begin at 5:45 p.m. in Norland Hall Parlor. A panel of experts will be on hand to discuss such things as the admissions process; the academic process, including information about all majors and degree programs offered at Wilson; academic advising; financial aid options; and educational assistance available at Wilson's Learning Resource Center.
March 18, 2007
At a recent financial aid seminar held at Hagerstown Community College for Washington County high school students, Deborah Lee of Smithsburg was randomly chosen to receive a $500 scholarship for the college of her choice. Deborah is a junior at Smithsburg High School. She plans to enroll in a pre-med program at a four year college. The seminar, sponsored by The Sallie Mae Fund and HCC, presented students with information to help them plan and pay for college. During the seminar, Gene Logan with The Sallie Mae Fund reviewed the basic steps to prepare for college including timelines, college research, the application process, financial aid options and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Kevin Crawford, HCC's recruitment specialist, presented information about HCC's programs of study and the admissions process.
March 31, 2003
April is a taxing month, by anyone's standards. But it may be even more trying for high school seniors. Many colleges and universities have begun sending "offer" letters to students who have applied for financial assistance and been accepted for their incoming freshman class. Offer letters detail the cost of tuition and fees plus the amount of financial aid available through the school. Students who are accepted and have received financial aid offers from more than one school now need to compare the offers, make a choice and accept the offer from the school that best fits their needs and their budgets.
July 9, 2011
It's difficult to estimate the true cost of a college education because the final figure amounts to more than the cost of taking classes. With tuition and mandatory fees, room and board, transportation, books and other expenses, many students find themselves facing hefty price tags. University System of Maryland schools this year are increasing tuition by 3 percent for the second consecutive year. According to Mike Lurie, media relations manager for USM, an agreement between Gov. Martin O'Malley, the Maryland General Assembly and USM froze tuition rates from 2005 through 2009.