Edu-nomic Stimulus Day to provide degree completion information

July 14, 2009 | Events, UToday
By Jeffrey Romagni

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in Toledo is 13.1 percent, significantly more than the national rate of 9.5 percent. Whether the economy is up or down, studies show the best investment one can make is education, as workers with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,000 more per year than those with a high school diploma.

The University of Toledo will host an Edu-nomic Stimulus Day for anyone looking to start or finish a college degree Wednesday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Rocket Hall Room 1300 on Main Campus.

This event will provide an opportunity for area residents to learn more about the University, tour the campus, and apply to UT and receive instant decisions on their applications.

In addition to tours of the campus leaving each hour, rotating informational sessions will be held every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sessions will include degree completion options from University College, financial aid and FASFA information, distance-learning options, and a brief class on word processing software and the Internet.

Individual appointments will be available until 7 p.m.

The application fee will be waived for those who bring an official high school transcript or official GED diploma with scores, as well as official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.

“Here at The University of Toledo, we realize the hard economic times facing many individuals,” said Joy Ackroyd, UT assistant director of undergraduate admission. “Our Edu-nomic Stimulus Day is offering a one-stop approach for students who are interested in going back to school and investing in their future.”

For more information on the free, public event, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 419.530.8888.

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