On Tuesday we visited the School District of Philadelphia for a college fair, where all of the state schools including Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Mansfield University, and Bloomsburg University. A few things I took from this session are:
1. There is always a way for you no matter how badly you have done in the past.
2. FAFSA begins January 1st. That stands for Federal Application For Student Aid. Translation: how to get free money from the government for college! This is one form you can’t forget about.
3. You’ll never know that college is for you unless you attend.
One college that caught my eye is Mansfield University. Mansfield is not only close to my home, it is also willing to work with me as long as I am willing to do the same. I filled out their application on-site and met one of their admissions officers.
–Ashley Hook ’11