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College Fairs

September 27 at Woodbridge High School from 6-8 p.m.

October 19 at Colgan High School from 6-8 p.m.

Students and families are welcome to attend either college fair.  Students are not required to register ahead of time but may choose to register the day of the event in order to share contact information with representatives using a personalized QR code. The link will be provided in the near future for students who wish to do so.
 
PWCS mask requirements will be in place at these events. The college fair information will be updated to reflect current health guidelines at the time of the fair.

Optional College Fair Student Registration

Students my choose to share their information with representatives and can do so by registering prior to the fair through StriveScan.  Below is information if you choose to register, but not required.

The PWCS College Fairs are hosted by the Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Counselors (VACRAO). They are thrilled to announce that they’ve partnered with StriveScan  to provide student scanning at college fairs. This will ensure that the fairs are contactless for the students and colleges participating, and will help your students more easily connect with the colleges during the event. There is no cost to register and this is optional.

How Registration & Scanning Works

Students are directed to visit StriveScan's registration page to register.  This is a quick and efficient  way to register prior to coming into the fair. The PWCS college fairs have already been added to the StriveScan system, so you can start getting registered now!

College reps can instantly view the student's information the students add to their StriveScan profile. In addition, high school students can view their unofficial transcript in StudentVue to add their current GPA to their registration profile (this is optional).
  
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Division-wide Financial Aid Nights

The Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) is providing workshops to assist students and families in their efforts to plan and pay for college.  Join the Zoom links below at the designated date and time.  No pre-registration is needed. 

Paying for College

October 7, 2021, at 6 p.m.

This workshop provides helpful information for parents and students on the following topics: college costs in VA, federal and state financial aid, the FAFSA, and family conversations about college financial planning.

Join Paying for College Zoom Session

Sourcing and Applying to Scholarships

December 9, 2021, at 6 p.m.

This workshop provides insight into the college scholarship search process; strategies and advice on how to search, organize, and apply to scholarships; scholarship application components; and the do's and don’ts of scholarships. Students will acquire information on how to produce strong and competitive scholarship applications that increase their chances of winning.

Join Sourcing and Applying to Scholarships Zoom Session

Early Planning: Paying for College

February 24, 2022, at 6 p.m.

This workshop provides helpful information for parents and students on the following topics: college costs in VA, federal and state financial aid, the FAFSA, scholarships, and family conversations about college financial planning—all important areas of focus for preparing to pay for a college education. Elementary and Middle school presentations include guest speaker from VA 529 to learn more about the education savings option.

Join Early Planning: Paying for College Zoom Session

Award Statement Review

March 10, 2022, at 6 p.m.

This workshop helps seniors and their parents understand the components of a financial aid statement that a college issues them after the student is offered admissions to the school. Participants learn how to calculate their cost of attendance, unpack the various grants, scholarships, and loans that may be included, and determine their financial need gap. This workshop can also be provided as 1:1 support for a student and their parents upon receiving offer letters.

Join Award Statement Review Zoom Session

Junior Action Plan

March 24, 2022, at 6 p.m.

This comprehensive workshop focuses on the essential steps rising seniors should be taking now to prepare for the college application process! Students learn about college costs, college application requirements, what to look for in a college, and how to find the best college fit for them as students.

Join Junior Action Plan Zoom Session