It is the first day for students to take advantage of touring 29 private, non profit Indiana colleges and universities, two of which are right here in the Valley.
Both Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and Rose-Hulman are options for students looking to attend a private university and this week they are rolling out the red carpet for those who want to explore the private options of higher education.
At SMWC students can schedule a tour and get one-on-one assistance to answer specific questions they may have about college.
Students and parents can also meet with admissions counselors and financial aid to see if the college fits what they are looking for.
By taking advantage of private college week, it can help a student narrow down what they want in higher education.
“I think it is important for all students to know what is out there and what is available as far as private colleges. I think a lot of students maybe haven’t thought about attending a private college up until this point. So really just getting out there and seeing what is available,” says Chris Lozier, Director of Admissions.
A common misconception with private colleges is that they are way more expensive than other public colleges, but Saint Mary’s offers 7 million dollars in scholarships each year and they encourage students, before they mark it off their list because of the price tag, to get with a financial aid counselor to see what aid you qualify for.
It isn’t too late to participate in private college week.
You can go to the SMWC website and sign up for a visit any day this week.