Five Local Sponsors join McMurry to Host The College PASS (Prepare, Apply, Select, and Succeed)

  Gary Ellison
  Thursday, January 28, 2016 8:44 AM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

Five Abilene sponsors will join McMurry University in hosting The College PASS [Prepare, Apply, Select, and Succeed] from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, February 20. The sponsors are the Abilene Educational Foundation, Davis Kinard and Co. PC, Sam Spence, D.D.S., Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing, and the Abilene Community Foundation.

This event will provide much-needed information about college preparation and financial aid for students and families in the Big Country area. The event is free for participants and is open to all. Guests are not required to apply to McMurry in order to participate.

During this event, juniors and seniors from Region XIV school districts and the surrounding area will learn about preparing for college, applying for college, selecting the right career path and university, and how to be successful. The financial aid team will be set up in Jay-Rollins Library all day to help students and parents complete their FAFSA and/or answer questions about the FAFSA.

Guest speakers will cover topics ranging from: preparing the student for college in their junior year of high school, how to fund higher education, preparing your taxes for college reporting, insurance, medical concerns, applying for college, successful essays, admissions, financial aid, loans, scholarships, defining majors, budgeting, and how to be successful in college.

From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., businesses, organizations and other universities will be available to visit with College PASS participants and their families.

For more information on the College PASS, please contact McMurry University Financial Aid Director Lori Herrick at 325-793-4978 or email

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