Posted by: Jennifer Jones on Thursday, December 11th, 2014
Need to know where to find financial aid, how to write a college admission essay, or where to start when choosing a school for higher education? Take the first step to a degree at the library.
Southern Oaks, Belle Isle, Edmond and Almonte libraries partner with the Oklahoma College Assistance Program to guide parents and students with the college admission process in a series of college prep workshops.
“Choosing a college is one of the most important choices a young adult will make, “ said Belle Isle Librarian, Anna Todd. “It can be overwhelming. We can to make the process easier and we have a lot of resources that students might not know about.”
Learn about the application process, paying for school and preparing for study at the Southern Oaks Library, 6900 S. Walker, on Saturday, December 20 at 2 P.M. Participants will also learn how to fill out the FAFSA and apply for scholarships.
Get the lowdown on financial aid with FAFSA 101 at the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa on Saturday, January 10, at 10 A.M. and again at the Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard, on Tuesday, January 27 at 7 P.M.
An additional opportunity to learn how to prepare and pay for college is offered at the Almonte Library, 2914 S.W. 59th, on Tuesday, February 3 at 6 P.M.
Library card holders can also access information about preparing for college on the shelves or online anytime. ACT and SAT test guides are available for check out, and the Learning Express database has many practice tests available at no cost. Ask a librarian how to access these valuable resources or visit www.metrolibrary.org to explore.
I earned a BA in Professional Writing from the University of Oklahoma. I enjoy writing about all of the great things the library system has to offer. When not penning articles and press releases about valuable library services, I hang out with my two creative children. We love to find interesting free things to do around Oklahoma and visit libraries and book stores wherever we go.