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R-MWC to Participate in Virginia Private College Week

Event sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia

7/17/2006 2:06:32 PM


LYNCHBURG – Randolph-Macon Woman’s College will be participating in the annual Virginia Private College Week during the first week of August.

The program, sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia and its 24 member colleges, offers high school students the opportunity to explore the various higher education options available in the state. As an added bonus, students who visit three campuses during the week will receive application fee waivers to any three private colleges or universities in Virginia.

“Personal, affordable, and quality – these are the words I hope families will associate with a private college education,” explains Robert Lambeth, President of the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV). “Our students are successful because their education is customized to meet their goals both in and out of the classroom.”

A private college education is more affordable than many families think. Last year, Virginia private colleges gave students more than $200 million in scholarships and grants.

In addition, in-state students attending a Virginia private college are eligible to receive a state grant –Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) – for a maximum of four years.

This year’s grant is $2,700 and will increase to approximately $3,000 in 2007.

During Private College Week, each CICV college and university will hold daily open houses. Sessions will include campus tours, curriculum and programs overviews, and financial and admissions workshops.

Campus tours during Private College Week may include informational sessions on how to apply for admission and financial aid.

Sessions at most colleges will be offered at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 5 (exceptions are noted on

Last year, CICV colleges reported over 2,000 visits during Virginia Private College Week, with students and families visiting from 33 states and the District of Columbia.

Private College Week is not an organized bus tour. Students visit the colleges on their own and must arrange their own transportation.

Students are also encouraged to call the colleges beforehand and make an appointment.

More information about Virginia Private College Week and the application fee waivers can be found at or by calling CICV or any of the participating colleges.

To sign up for a tour, contact R-MWC's Admission's Department at (434)947-8100. CICV can be contacted at (540) 586-0606.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations