Johns Hopkins University will host its second College Access Day later this month, an event designed to help employees who have children thinking about attending college navigate the admissions process and learn more about the university's tuition grant and other resources.
The virtual event for parents of middle and high school students will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 29. Those who are interested in attending are encouraged to register in advance.
"For many young people and their families, the prospect of applying to college is an exciting one, and yet the process itself can be overwhelming," says Alicia Wilson, vice president for economic development. "We want to give our employees an opportunity to hear—and ask questions—about financial aid and scholarships, applications and access, and the support available to them as employees of Johns Hopkins University."
CollegeBound, a Baltimore-based organization that advises city students on how to pursue a postsecondary education, will lead workshops, including:
- A breakout room for middle school parents designed to offer support as their child transitions to high school and begins thinking about college. Participants will receive information about important dates/checklists, how grades matter, taking the SAT/ACT, and the college application process, and they will get an overview of financial aid and scholarships.
- A breakout room for high school parents designed to increase parental engagement with their child and the college admissions process. Participants will receive information about important dates/checklists, an overview of the college application process, and strategies for applying for financial aid.
- An overview of the JHU Tuition Grant Plan, which for eligible employees covers 50% of each dependent child's full-time undergraduate tuition and eligible fees at any accredited degree-granting institution, up to a maximum of half of Johns Hopkins University's first-year undergraduate tuition.
Questions should be directed to the JHU Benefits Service Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-516-2000.
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