Representatives from more than 150 colleges and universities will be at Elgin Community College on Wednesday, Oct. 12 to help students and families explore their options. The event is free and open to the public and will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in Building J, Events Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Visitors should park in the red lot marked “J” and enter the college through the lobby of Building J.

Current college students, high school students, and other prospective students are encouraged to attend the event to learn more about the schools they would like to attend. It is recommended to register for the event in advance through https://app.strivescan.com/registration. After registering, attendees will receive a bar code that can be scanned by colleges, automatically adding interested students to their mailing list for more information about their school.

In addition to the fair, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will present information on the financial aid process, eligibility for financial aid, and how

financial aid can be used to help pay for college. Two sessions will be offered at 6 p.m. and at 7 p.m., in English and Spanish. The sessions will introduce students and parents to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid.

College Night is sponsored by the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling in cooperation with ECC and other area schools. For more information, contact ECC’s Admissions & Recruitment Department at 847-214-7385 or visit elgin.edu/collegenight to see a list of schools attending.


About Elgin Community College

Elgin Community College (ECC), located halfway between Chicago and Rockford, Ill., is a comprehensive, fully accredited public community college, one of 48 statewide. ECC serves approximately 11,000 students each year. Programs of study include 25 major fields for university transfer, more than 130 career-oriented occupational degrees and certificates, corporate and continuing education, and a full complement of pre-collegiate courses. The three-year graduation rate exceeds the national average and the average of peer colleges. ECC is an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction, noted for its continued strategic focus and progress in reducing equity gaps and increasing overall student success metrics. The Aspen Institute also recognizes ECC as one of the top 150 community colleges in the United States and, in 2022, was named among the 25 colleges nationwide. ECC is also a designated Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education and a Military Friendly® School.




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