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October 23, 2013

College time for area parents — A kind of compass comes this week in Pauls Valley to help parents and their children navigate their way through the often difficult process of college admissions and financial aid.

Parents of juniors or seniors at any high schools in Garvin County are invited to learn more about getting their kids ready for entering college with a gathering Thursday night, Oct. 24 at Pauls Valley High School’s auditorium.

With a 6 p.m. start it’s called Parent Night as parents will be presented information on admissions into college for their kids now in high school and the process for seeking financial aid to help pay the bill once they get there.

“It’s an informational night so parents can learn about financial aid and admissions,” said PVHS counselor Jan Caldwell.

“They can learn what they need to do to get admitted into college,” she said.

“A lot of parents don’t know where to start with all of this. This is the place to start.”

Offering a helping hand is Kirk Rushing of the East Central University’s Educational Opportunity Center.

According to Caldwell, the event will offer tons of information on college admission standards for institutions of higher learning in the area.

Put simply that means what’s needed to for all juniors and seniors to be prepared for their admissions into college when the time comes.

It will also help explain the process of applying for financial aid to help parents pay for their kids’ time in a college classroom.

That means helping parents with the sometimes daunting task of the paperwork needed to apply for financial aid.

Caldwell stresses this event is for parents of juniors and seniors currently attending high school at PV, Paoli, Wynnewood, Stratford, Elmore City-Pernell, Maysville and Lindsay.

Even more will come as representatives from several colleges are expected to be present to offer additional information to parents.

Some of the colleges and tech centers expected to have a presence are Oklahoma University, Oklahoma State University, East Central University, University of Central Oklahoma, Murray State and Mid-America Technology Center in nearby Wayne.

“You might say this is a one stop shopping where parents can get information about financial aid and scholarships and admissions,” Caldwell said.

“They can also talk to a college rep in person right there at the parent night event.”

Caldwell added a night like this is even more important since most colleges need students admitted by February or March for them to receive their scholarships.

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