Saturday, September 24, 2016

Alfred University: it’s worth a look for high school students

Alfred University (AU) wants high school students to know it’s worth a look, so it’s making it worth their while to visit campus.
            “Students who visit our campus fall in love with it,” said Kathy Woughter, vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. “To encourage more students to visit, our Admission team came up with the idea of offering ‘visit grants.’”
            High school students who visit campus by making an appointment through the Admissions office and then enter AU as either a first-year student or a transfer student is eligible for up to $4,000 in aid, distributed over eight semesters of enrollment, said Jamie Marcus, director of Admissions.
            Visits must be made or have been made between July 1, 2016, and May 1, 2017, he said. Students must enroll in either the Spring 2107 or Fall 2107 semester.
“Official” visits include campus tours or specialty tours like art, engineering or equestrian; an on-campus interview with an Admissions counselor or coach; participation in an Admissions overnight visit; a Financial Aid appointment; an Admissions’ group information session; Autumn Visit Days, AU Fridays or an on-campus Accepted Student Open House; sitting in an class or meeting with a faculty  member, coach, or staff member; or a special visit.
            In order to maintain the scholarship, students must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 (on a 4.0) scale cumulative grade-point average (GPA). The review of eligible students’ GPAs is conducted annually at the end of each academic year, after spring semester grades are posted by the Registrar.
            Students who attend AU through a program that meets or exceeds the University’s tuition rates, including, but not limited to, tuition remission benefits, Tuition Exchange and Veterans Administration benefits or military programs, will not be eligible to receive the award.
            To arrange for a visit to AU, call 607 871 2115 or go online.