As one of the 25 members of the Council of Independent Colleges
in Virginia (CICV), Marymount University invites prospective undergraduate
students and their families to take advantage of the Virginia Private
College Week program as they begin their college search. This year's
sessions will take place July 26-31.
Marymount and most of the other CICV-member colleges and universities
will hold daily information sessions and tours at 9 a.m. and
2 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m. on Saturday (full
schedule available at www.virginiaprivatecolleges.org). Rising high
school juniors and seniors, as well as prospective transfer students,
and their families are invited. The sessions will cover academic
programs, admission policies, financial aid, and campus life. Students
visiting three or more campuses will receive a waiver allowing them
to apply to any three of the participating colleges for free --
a significant savings! Students simply pick up a "passport"
at the first school visited, and get it stamped after each campus
Each of Virginia's private colleges provides a unique combination
of attributes. What they have in common is a commitment to teaching
excellence and a focus on helping each student achieve his or her
educational and career goals.
Virginia residents should note that full-time undergraduate students
attending a CICV institution in 2010-11 are eligible to receive
a Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG), which currently provides
approximately $2,600 a year. The Commonwealth's private colleges
and universities also offer generous financial aid packages that
include a variety of need- and merit-based scholarships. Last year,
they awarded close to $400 million in grants and scholarships.
For more information on Virginia Private College Week or to RSVP
for an information session, contact the Marymount's Admissions Office
at (703) 284-1500 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For
details on all participating colleges, visit www.virginiaprivatecolleges.org.