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Help for students offered at Kaua‘i Community College

PUHI — Individuals contemplating a college education who have not taken any steps toward that goal can get a boost when Kaua‘i Community College hosts Aha Info on Thursday, July 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the college’s One-Stop Center.

Aimed at students who have yet to start their college experience journey, the event is also available for students returning to KCC.

“Aha Info is going to be an in-person application and registration event for students,” said Margaret Sanchez, KCC vice cancellor for student affairs.

“Students will get help filling out the college-admissions application, filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), placement into mathematics and English courses, help in choosing a major and help in selecting courses leading to getting that major,” she said. Additionally, students can learn about the different supports available to them while attending college. At KCC, these supports include getting information on career exploration, mental-health support, food pantry for food security, disability services, support for veterans, and the First-Year experience program, or Kipaipai.

Sanchez said two scholarships for individuals participating in the Aha Info event will be offered, as well as tours of the Kaua‘i Community College campus. Refreshments will be available.

KCC is a comprehensive community college that can lead individuals toward meeting new people and strengthening ties with others, long-term financial gain, job security, career satisfaction and success outside the workplace, she said.

One of 10 campuses within the University of Hawai‘i system, KCC offers 34 degree and certificate programs that prepare students for work, or for further education, states its website. Additionally, the college offers non-credit courses for businesses and lifelong learning through its Office of Continuing Education, and advanced courses leading to bachelor’s and graduate degrees through the University Center.

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Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.
Source: The Garden Island

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