Klamath Community College to host a College Night to assist new students in enrolling in summer and fall courses

4/23/2021
Klamath Community College is staying open late next Wednesday to assist new and prospective students in completing the necessary steps to enroll in summer and fall terms at KCC.


KLAMATH FALLS — Klamath Community College is staying open late next Wednesday to assist new and prospective students in completing the necessary steps to enroll in summer and fall terms at KCC.
    
This College Night event is Wednesday, April 28, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., in Founders Hall. All attendees who register for summer or fall courses will be entered to win a $500 scholarship that can be applied either term.
    
College Night attendees will be able to receive assistance with several college enrollment-related processes, including applying for Oregon Promise, which will pay for up to 90 college credits for recent high school graduates and general educational development (GED) completers.
    
“Time is running out for local high school students and GED completers who want to take advantage of the Oregon Promise next year. They need to fill out a federal aid application and Oregon Promise application before June 1,” said Bill Jennings, interim vice president of Student Affairs at KCC.
    
Jennings said in addition to high school students, anyone who has not previously attended KCC, but would like to enroll in summer or fall classes, can participate in College Night as a new student.
    
“If you have earned college credit in high school you are still considered a new student. If you have attended other colleges, but not KCC, you are still considered a new student. I encourage anyone looking to jumpstart their future career to attend College Night,” Jennings said. “With many aid packages available for new students, college can be much more affordable than they realize, and with a college education their earning potential is greatly enhanced.”
    
At the event, KCC’s Financial Aid staff will help attendees fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as well as the Oregon Promise application. Attendees age 23 and younger who plan to complete the FAFSA application at College Night are advised to bring a copy of their parents’ 2019 tax return. Attendees age 24 and older should bring a copy of their own 2019 tax return.
    
Student Services staff will be available to answer any questions about enrollment, and degree and certificate programs, and to help attendees pre-register for summer and fall terms.
    
Career Services Center career counselors will be at the event to provide short career assessments that will help determine which degree program aligns with new students’ personal interests, and to provide information about services the center provides, such as resume development and job search assistance.
    
“We are here for them at the beginning, middle, and end of their educational journey,” Career Counselor Michelle Horne said.
    
Staff from KCC’s federally funded TRiO program will be on hand to share the array of student support services TRiO offers, including professional tutoring, academic advising, peer support, FAFSA filing assistance, and assistance with scholarship applications.

Attendees will also have an opportunity to meet KCC’s mascot, Baxter the Badger, and to pick up some KCC swag.
    
Community members who have previously attended KCC or who are current students are encouraged to attend a summer and fall term kick-off event scheduled for Monday, May 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The same college and career services will be available, and the first 100 students to register at the kick-off event will receive an enrollment incentive.
    
Face coverings are required and COVID-19 social distancing measures will be adhered to at both events.
    
For more information visit www.klamathcc.edu/college-night or call 541-882-3521.

Klamath Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Veteran/ADA institution embracing diversity. We encourage and welcome women, minority, veteran, and disabled candidates.