Thinking about going to college? The Burlington County Library is ready to help

Burlington County Library System to hold ‘College Fair’ on Saturday, Oct. 15.

Thinking about going to college? Want to explore other options after high school? The Burlington County Library System is ready to help with its first “College Fair” set for Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Held at the County Library in Westampton, the fair will feature representatives from a sampling of post-secondary institutions and the military, as well as panel discussions geared for teens and young adults thinking about their future. Parents and guardians are also welcome. Admission is free and registration is not required.

The one-hour panel discussions in the library auditorium will include:

• 10:30 a.m. How Do I Pay for This?

Get advice about the best way to fund your post-secondary education. Featured panelists will include: a staff member from the financial aid office at Rowan College of Burlington County who will outline funding options for college-bound students; a representative from Thomas Edison State University who will talk about adult and online-education; and a military recruiter who will address how to supplement school funding by enlisting.

• 12:30 p.m. Campus Life

Whether going to a community college, commuting to a four-year institution, or living on campus, panelists are ready to offer their insight. All recent students themselves, they look forward to answering questions and concerns about what style of campus engagement is right for every individual.

BCLS also has invited representatives from a number of colleges, post-secondary institutions and the military to attend the fair and meet with visitors. Confirmed participants to date include:

• Kean University

• Wilmington University

• Drew University

• Saint Joseph’s University

• The College of New Jersey

• Rowan College at Burlington County

• Monmouth University

• Rizzieri Aveda School

• Strayer University

• Thomas Edison State University

The Burlington County Library is located at 5 Pioneeer Boulevard off Woodlane Road in Westampton. For more information, call (609) 267–9660, or go to www.bcls.lib.nj.us.