Oregon Private College Week at WPC (August 3 – 7)

Alliance Private College Week sign up to visit WP buttonProspective students are invited to participate in Oregon Private College Week August 3 – 7, 2015, hosted by the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities (The Alliance).

When: August 3 – 7, 2015

Session times: 9 am or 2 pm (sessions are approximately 2 ½ hours)

  • enjoy a campus tour
  • meet your admissions counselor
  • learn more about our academic programs
  • talk with financial aid about financing and grants/scholarships available

Where: Warner Pacific’s Mt. Tabor Campus

About The Private College Week

OPCW_IDtag2Oregon’s private, non-profit, regionally accredited colleges and universities support educational attainment for Oregon’s socio-economically diverse population with 21% of their undergraduates being the first in their family to attend college, and 31% qualifying for federal Pell Grants based on income.

The private sector campuses make indispensable contributions to Oregon’s communities and our state’s 40-40-20 education attainment goals by awarding 22% of baccalaureate degrees in such high-need fields as STEM, business, public administration and social service, and half or more of graduate degrees in health professions, education, and business. Moreover Alliance institutions contribute 30% of the bachelor’s degrees and higher portion of the 40-40-20 attainment goal.

Colleges will offer campus tours and information sessions about admissions, financial aid and academic programs. College officials will also correct some common myths about the cost of a private college education.

Students who visit at least four institutions during the week will receive four application fee waivers. Students may use these fee waivers to apply to any four Alliance colleges or universities.

“Personally visiting campuses is one of the most important steps in the college search process,” explains Larry D. Large, President of The Alliance. “I encourage students and their families to explore which college or university is the best match. And I want to reassure them that a high-quality education at an Oregon private college or university is affordable.”

In-state students attending an Oregon private college or university are eligible for the Oregon Opportunity Grant. A program of the State of Oregon, the Oregon Opportunity Grant anticipates disbursing more than $58 million to approximately 35,000 student for the 2014-15 academic year; the 2015-16 Award amount per student will be $2,100.

The Oregon College Savings Plan and the Matched College Savings Program (MCSP) are sponsors of Oregon Private College Week.

(Courtesy of the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities)