Enrollment information sessions for employees are set for Oct. 8

Penn State World Campus, Continuing Education, Student Affairs and Undergraduate Admissions are hosting enrollment information sessions for spring and summer 2010 at two locations on Thursday, Oct. 8: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 129 A–C at HUB-Robeson Cultural Center and 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Centre County Visitor's Center on Park Avenue. At these sessions, Penn State employees can talk with staff from Undergraduate Admissions, Office of Student Aid, Continuing Education, World Campus, and Student Affairs to learn next steps to begin the enrollment process.

Affording college costs is always forefront with adult learners, including University employees.

"The University's grant-in-aid is simply an excellent source of financial aid," said Betsy Esposito, coordinator of Advising and Student Services for Continuing Education at University Park. "The grant-in-aid has enabled many staff to make their educational goals—whether it's taking that first course, returning to complete a degree or continuing their professional development—affordable. Depending on the individual's financial circumstances, they may be able to combine the grant-in-aid with federal and state aid sources, such as grants and loans."

"We talk to lots of staff who are unaware of how they may be able to afford tuition, work out a part-time class schedule and create an educational plan that works for them. These information sessions will help staff get started," Esposito said.

Participants will learn about certificate, associate, bachelor's and master’s degree programs; transferring credits; taking College-Level Examination Program tests to earn credits and financial aid options. Courses can be taken during the day, in the evening, on weekends and online.

Employees are encouraged to register for an information session by calling Adult Learner Advocacy and Enrollment Services at 814-865-5403 or visiting http://www.psu4you.org/events online.

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Last Updated September 28, 2009