When I was in high school, Yale University sent me a college application form. I never filled it out and returned it because Yale wanted a $60 fee to apply and since I really wasn’t considering the school, I wasn’t about to shell out what was then a lot of money for me.
I admit I’ve always wondered if I would have been accepted, but don’t regret not spending the money to find out.
High school students and parents soon learn that the cost of applying to colleges is one of the early expenses of many that come with a higher education.
Penn State Behrend is offering a bit of a break.
The college in Harborcreek Township is offering to waive Penn State’s $50 application fee for prospective students who attend an open house at Behrend on April 5. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes the opportunity to meet with faculty, attend a Student Services Fair, learn admissions and financial aid information, go on a walking tour of the campus and eat a complimentary tailgate lunch, organizers said.
To register or learn more, go to www.behrend.psu.edu/visit, call (814) 898-6100 or (866) 374-3378 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.