JHU hosts College Access Day for employees

Parents of middle school and high school students introduced to college admissions process and JHU Tuition Grant Plan

On Saturday, Feb. 8, Johns Hopkins University's Office of Economic Development and Office of Benefits & Worklife hosted the inaugural College Access Day for employees and their guests.

Nearly 200 people attended the event in the Turner Concourse on the East Baltimore campus. The day was designed for the parents of middle school and high school students interested in learning more about the college admissions process and the tuition benefits that JHU offers for families.

Baltimore-based CollegeBound led a series of workshops, and Benefits & Worklife presented information about the JHU Tuition Grant Plan, which applies to full-time undergraduate studies at an accredited degree-granting institution.

"We want to ensure our colleagues have vital information about how to access higher education for their young people," said Alicia Wilson, vice president for economic development, in announcing the event last month. "We want faculty and staff to have knowledge about how to finance an education, how to apply for college, and how to advise even their middle school students on the college process. It is our intention that everyone has access to the information that will allow for them to truly access college."

Wilson said this is the start of an ongoing effort to support college access for employees' dependents, and organizers are considering a follow-up event. Future activities will be announced in HR NewsWire and on The Hub.

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