Click play below to learn more about State Fair Community Colleges Adult Information Sessions from the Executive Director of Marketing and Communications, Dana Kelchner, as she speaks with KMZU’s Ashley Johnson:

Dana Kelchner

State Fair Community College is hosting an event focused on the working class. “It’s going to be a great opportunity, it’s an event that is specifically for adults,” Kelchner explained, “It could be someone who was maybe in college a long time ago and dropped out for a variety of reasons or maybe they’ve had a life change now in their adult life and they want to come back. That’s a unique population for us, it’s a big population for us, but we know they have specific questions and needs. So that’s the kinds of things that we will be covering; how can I come back to school as an adult.”

Whether you are interested in taking one class at a time, going part-time, or going full-time, this session is a great opportunity to get a basic outlook on what it will take to go back to school. “It’s really a good time to do this because summer classes start in June,” said Kelchner, “And then of course our fall classes start in August. So, we are kind of in our peak enrollment for both of those semesters and are getting very close to it. So it’s a good time to get in early and get the classes that they want if that’s what students want to do.”

The Wednesday, March 12th session will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. on the Sedalia campus. “There will be questions and answers there about how to fill out the FAFSA,” Kelchner gave a brief list of services that will be available to those in attendance, “How to pay for college, and what scholarships are available. Those are probably the two big points that adult students are concerned about; how do they fit it in with everything else that they are doing and how do they pay for it. So it’ll be a good opportunity. We’ve got two events scheduled here coming up, one on March 12th and then if folks can’t make that one, we have another one on April 16th.”

For more information, visit the SFCC website or call the Admissions and Outreach office at 660-530-5833.