College-bound students can visit with representatives from 121 colleges during the Omaha Area College Fair. The fair is Sunday, Sept. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Sapp Fieldhouse at 60th and Dodge Streets. Admission is free. Free parking is available in lots or garages. The college fair is sponsored by the Education Quest Foundation in partnership with Omaha-area school counselors and the Nebraska Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers. If you have questions about the college fair, contact Joan Jurek of Education Quest at 888-357-6300 or visit EducationQuest.org.
Follow these tips to make the most of your college fair visit:
Before you attend, visit NebraskaCollegeFairs.org for a bar code you can print or download and take to the fair. College reps will scan the bar code to retrieve your demographic information so you won't have to complete their information cards.
Prepare a list of colleges you're interested in. Arrive early so you have time to visit with the representatives of your top colleges.
Prepare a list of questions to ask the college representatives. Ask about deadlines for admission, scholarship and financial aid applications.
Attend a financial aid program to learn about types of aid and how to apply.