Lawton_Future students and their parents got a first hand glimpse of what Cameron University has to offer. Over 200 potential students, parents, and faculty discussed life at Cameron in Saturday's annual "CU Saturday"event. CU Saturday allows prospective students to get a head start on planning for college by providing information on admission procedures, financial assistance and scholarships.
Parents and their kids, it's rare that the two ever agree on anything, but with everyone pinching pennies these days, these potential college students and their parents seem to be on the same page. "To stay out of debt and stuff, yeah," said a future student. "Mark has been approved for OLAP. We're going to try to avoid the loan scene, and try to remain out of debt if we can," said his mother.
Associate Vice-president for Enrollment Management Jamie Glover says the gift of a college education is not something every parent thinks they can give. But even in today's struggling economy, Glover said it is possible. "There are phenomenal resources out there both through the federal government grants like the PALE program and Oklahoma program, or OTAC that help students fund their education."