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06-05-2005


Kentucky Private College Week 2005

Cumberland College is among 19 private Kentucky colleges and universities participating in the second annual Kentucky Private College Week, June 13-17. Sponsored by the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU), the weeklong event is a collaborative effort among Kentucky’s independent colleges and universities to introduce prospective students to the benefits of a private higher education.

During Private College Week each campus will offer daily sessions at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. (local time) that include a campus tour and information on admission, financial aid, academics, and student life.

Students will receive application fee waivers to the colleges and universities they visit. With ten visits possible during the week and application fees ranging up to $50, students can save hundreds of dollars.

Private College Week activities provide students and their families a glimpse of the academic and social factors that make private college students successful. “High quality academic programs, small classes, individual attention, available faculty and vibrant campus life at affordable prices are hallmarks of Kentucky’s private colleges and universities,” notes AIKCU President Dr. Gary Cox. “I urge students and families to visit several campuses during Private College Week and consider the possibilities of a private college education.”

To participate, students may register on-line at the website for the Association of Kentucky Independent Colleges and Universities (AIKCU): www.aikcu.org. Students will receive confirmation of their registrations, along with follow-up reminders from the colleges they plan to visit. Or, students can contact the colleges that interest them directly and register by phone.

For more information about Kentucky Private College Week, visit the AIKCU website (www.aikcu.org) or contact Mason Dyer at (502) 695-5007 or mason@mail.aikcu.org.

Kentucky Private College Week is a project of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU), a non-profit advocacy and fundraising organization based in Frankfort. AIKCU was founded in 1952 to promote the interests of Kentucky’s non-profit, independent colleges and universities and the students they serve.