College-bound students looking for a higher-education experience tailored to their needs can see what more than 100 schools from nearly 20 states have to offer, Sunday at the Pine Belt Arena on the grounds of Toms River High School North.

Pine Belt Arena (Toms River School District)

The second annual Spring College Kickoff Fair, organized by the Ocean County Personnel and Guidance Association, offers a chance to meet reps from colleges, universities, technical and trade schools, nursing and pharmacy institutions, engineering centers, military academies and military service branches, from 1 PM until 4 PM.

Just before the fair begins, at 12:30, learn the ins and outs of financial aid in a workshop in the Toms River North Gymnasium. There is no admission charge.

Institutions taking part stretch along the U.S. eastern seaboard form Maine to Florida, and extend as far west as Arizona. The most recent posting includes:

  • New Jersey: Atlantic Cape Community College; Berkeley College; Brookdale Community College; Caldwell College; Centenary College; Drew University; Fairleigh Dickinson University; Felician College; Georgian Court University; Monmouth University; Montclair State University; New Jersey Institute of Technology; Ocean County College and Kean at Ocean; Ocean County Vocational-Technical School; Pinelands School of Practical Nursing; Ramapo College of NJ; Rider University; Rowan University; Rutgers University New Brunswick; Saint Peters University; Seton Hall University; Stevens Institute of Technology; Stockton University; The College of New Jersey; William Paterson University
  • Arizona: University of Arizona
  • Connnecticut: Quinnipiac University; Sacred Heart University; University of New Haven
  • Delaware: Goldey-Beacom College
  • Florida: Flagler College; Florida Institute of Technology; Florida Atlantic University; Nova Southeastern University; University of Tampa
  • Maine: Unity College; University of Maine
  • Maryland: Towson University; University of Maryland, College Park
  • Massachusetts: Mount Ida College
  • New York: Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences; College of Mount St. Vincent; Five Towns College; Iona College; LIM College; Marist College; Manhattan College; Saint Bonaventure University; Saint Thomas Aquinas College; State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany, New Paltz and Oswego; The College of Saint Rose
  • North Carolina: Campbell University
  • Pennsylvania: Albright College; Arcadia University; Cabrini College; Cedar Crest College; Delaware Valley College; DeSales University; East Stroudsburg University; Gettysburg College; Immaculata University; LaSalle University; Marywood University; Millersville University; Misercordia University; Moravian College; Pennsylvania College of Technology; Saint Francis University; Saint Josephs University; Shippensburg University; The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill; University of Scranton; Villanova University; West Chester University; Widener University; Wilkes University; York College of Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island: Byrant University; Johnson & Wales University
  • South Carolina: Coastal Carolina University
  • Vermont: Castleton State College; University of Vermont
  • Virginia: Christopher Newport University; James Madison University; Roanoke College; Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Military Institutions: New Jersey Army National Guard; The Citadel; United States Army; United States Marine Corps; United States Naval Academy

For more information about the Spring College Kickoff Fair and about the organizers, visit the Ocean County Personnel and Guidance Association web page.

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