Edinboro University prepares to welcome prospective students and their families to campus for two upcoming Fall Open House events.
On Oct. 21 and Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. until noon, students and their families can tour campus, learn about the admissions process, get assistance with financial aid and meet with faculty members from the various academic departments.
“At Edinboro University, we are committed to helping students succeed from the first moment they first visit campus to the day they receive their degree and beyond,” said Dr. William Edmonds, EU’s Vice President for Enrollment Management. “We invite prospective students and their families to explore our picturesque campus and learn about our award-winning academic programs.”
Students and families can begin registration at the McComb Fieldhouse at 8:30 a.m. and remain in McComb for a welcome address. From 9:30 a.m. until noon, campus tours begin at the Frank G. Pogue Student Center and will include the Highlands residence halls, dining options and classrooms.
“For many Edinboro students, one visit was all they needed to validate their decision to attend EU,” Edmonds said. “We will make sure you learn about the complete Edinboro experience.”
Admissions counselors will guide students through the application process and explain the fall 2018 academic criteria for admission.
Edinboro’s Financial Aid Office will also host a workshop during Open House in the Butterfield Hall computer lab from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for prospective students and families to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Students could begin to complete the FAFSA on Oct. 1 for the 2018-2019 academic year.
“Don't wait to complete your FAFSA, even if you're a high school senior currently evaluating colleges,” said Kelly Vitelli, director of EU’s Financial Aid Office. “Some of the most beneficial financial aid funds are first come, first served, and you don't want to give everyone else a head start to getting them.”
Vitelli said that students and families will need their 2016 federal tax return information as well as certain forms of untaxed income to complete the FAFSA. Because each college or university has its own priority filing deadline, completing FAFSA by that date can help student ensure they receive all eligible aid, including gift aid or loan options from the institution. Edinboro University’s priority filing date is Dec. 15, with the school code – 003321.
Students who are Pennsylvania residents and miss Edinboro’s priority deadline can complete the FAFSA until the state’s deadline of May 1.
Pre-registration for Open House is available online at openhouse.edinboro.edu. Comprehensive information about the Edinboro University experience – including academics, experiential learning, athletics, extracurricular and co-curricular activities and the histories and traditions of EU – is available at www.edinboro.edu.
To schedule a follow-up visit or learn more about EU’s nationally ranked programs, contact the Admissions Office at (888) 846-2676 or (814) 732-2761.