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Virtual College Fair for students looking at schools in Michigan

Posted at 7:29 AM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 07:29:29-04

WEST MICHIGAN — Students who are interested in going to college in Michigan, have a great opportunity to check out many of them from the comfort of their own homes.

The Stay at Home order has eliminated their chances to take visits or attend a few college fairs. It's a virtual fair hosted by Michigan Independent Colleges and Universities.

There are currently twenty-five member schools including Calvin University, Aquinas College, Davenport University and Hope College to name a few.

It's a free, 3-day event, that started yesterday and runs through Thursday. The site is open 24 hours a day during this time, and each institution will have its own booth within the virtual fair. Potential students can check out schools' campuses with video tours, ask questions, and get real time answers.

"We have the technology, why not use it and not every student has the capability and financial ability to travel and visit it takes time," said Colby Spencer-Cesar with MICU. "It takes money and not everyone has that and our institutions are wide open and have an array of financial aid options and are very flexible in that and so while a student may think that they They can't afford to visit they could definitely afford to attend."

The virtual fair continues today and tomorrow with chances to chat with school representatives each day. To register for the free event click here.