Virginia Private College Week 2010

July 19, 2010

Virginia Private College WeekRising high school juniors and seniors and their families are invited to visit Hampden-Sydney College and other participating private colleges during Virginia Private College Week – July 26 through July 31.  Students who visit three colleges during the week receive special application fee waivers, making it possible to apply to any three institutions for free.

A private college education is more affordable than many families think.  Last year, Virginia private colleges gave students nearly $300 million in scholarships and grants.  In addition, in-state students attending a Virginia private college are eligible to receive a state grant – Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) – for a maximum of four years.  This year’s grant is $2,600.

Campus tours during Private College Week include informational sessions on how to apply for admission and financial aid. Sessions at Hampden-Sydney College will be offered at 9 AM and 2 PM, Monday through Friday, and at 9 AM on Saturday, July 31.  For more information, call the Hampden-Sydney Admissions Office at 434-223-6120.

Sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV), more information is available at www.virginiaprivatecolleges.org.