CCC Offers Free College-Planning Event To Those Interested in Starting College

Thinking about college? You’re not alone.

Whether you are planning to attend college or simply evaluating your options, you can get answers to questions about college admissions, the financial aid process and scholarships at College Night in Oregon—a free, college-planning event on November 8th, 2010 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Clatsop Community College in Columbia Hall (located at 1651 Lexington Ave., Astoria).

At College Night in Oregon, you’ll get straight answers and simple strategies, plus free pizza and your chance to win a $500 scholarship or a CCC tuition waiver for a three-credit course. Experienced professionals are available to take the mystery out of financial aid and guide you through the process of planning and paying for college. College Night in Oregon can help you start to see college as an affordable, attainable goal—and give you the tools to get there.

High school seniors, their parents, and those interested in starting college are welcome and encouraged to attend. The evening starts off with free pizza at 6:30 p.m. and then turns to informative breakout sessions. The sessions include: “Choosing the Right College for You”, “Understanding the Financial Aid Process”, and “Scholarship Searches.” Also, a drawing will be held to win one of four $500 scholarships to be used at the institution of your choice or one of three CCC tuition waivers worth three credits each.

College Night in Oregon is sponsored by Clatsop Community College and Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) in partnership with OSAC, ASPIRE, and Oregon GEAR UP.

For more information about College Night in Oregon, go to, email Lois Tivey or call 503-338-2371.

Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. ADA accessible: for other accommodations call 503-338-2474; TDD 503-338-2468 at least 24 hours in advance of the event.

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