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Wayne College open house is March 7

The University of Akron Wayne College will hold an open house March 7, 6-8 p.m. The event is free of charge and will feature the UA Steel Drum Band, refreshments, displays, campus tours and college representatives available to provide information on programming and financial aid.

In addition, Jim Tressel, vice president strategic engagement at the University of Akron, will present a speech titled "Paradise is Where I Am" at 7 p.m. in the J.M. Smucker Co. Room in the Student Life Building.

The event is part of Wayne College's 2013 Community Connections Special Event Series. Reservations are not necessary, but can be made at communityconnections@uakron.edu or by calling 330-684-8729. Wayne College is located at 1901 Smucker Road, Orrville.

Financial aid workshops offered

The University of Akron Wayne College is offering financial aid workshops at a variety of times and dates to help students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

The FAFSA is the federal application that is required to receive federal financial aid, including the Federal Pell Grant and student loans, as well as the need-based state grants.

While walk-ins are welcome, families are encouraged to register in advance for the free workshop.

Workshops are scheduled for Feb. 16, March 2 and April 6 from 9 a.m.-noon in room A225 of the college's main building located at 1901 Smucker Road, Orrville. Register by calling the student services office at 330-684-8942.

Participants should take a photo ID and 2012 federal tax returns for students and parents, or W2s if taxes have not been completed. Also take Social Security number, 2012 untaxed income records, any other records of money earned, bank statements and investment records.

Deadline for the Wayne College Scholarship application is March 1, and is available online at www.wayne.uakron.edu/a-financialaid.htm.

Saturday MBA information session set

The University of Akron Wayne College will hold an information session Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. for people who are interested in learning more about its 2013 Saturday MBA program. The session will be held in the Student Life Building, 1901 Smucker Road, Orrville.

The Saturday MBA program has classes on two Saturdays each month for six semesters. The program employs distance learning technology that allows students at two locations to participate simultaneously. Students receive instruction in person from the professor one Saturday each month, and are instructed by distance learning on the other Saturday.

The classes are taught by professors from the University of Akron College of Business Administration.

Admission criteria includes a 500 minimum GMAT score, a bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.2 grade point average and two years of professional work experience.

Potential students or employers who would like more information can contact academic adviser Wendy Cundiff at 330-684-8907 or wcundif@uakron.edu.

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