It seems that spring has finally arrived in Williamsport. The sun is shining more regularly, flowers and trees are beginning to bloom, and students are once again painting the campus rock to advertise their events. It's definitely a time of renewal at Penn College, and while spring brings many new beginnings, it also brings a close to the College's academic year. From Commencement and new jobs to internships and road trips, this is the time for many new beginnings. Learn about the ways Penn College can help students find employment, aim for an early graduation, or learn about the College's upcoming road trips!
Did you ever find yourself wishing that there was an extra hour in the day to accomplish your goals? For students, there's an extra semester in the year. Summer! Whether current or newly enrolling, students may choose to take summer courses when they want to catch up, get ahead, or free up time during the regular semester.
The college years are filled with opportunities and challenges, and you have probably watched (and listened) as your son or daughter experienced the ups and downs of these moments. Read this article to learn more about helping your student through difficult semesters.
The Spring 2014 Career Fairs were a success thanks to the many employers who attended offering jobs and internships, as well as the students and alumni who attended!
Is your student graduating this May?
Spring 2014 commencement will honor graduates during three separate ceremonies, all taking place at the Community Arts Center:
- Friday, May 16, at 3 p.m. for graduates in the schools of Business & Hospitality, and Construction & Design Technologies.
- Saturday, May 17, at 10 a.m. for graduates in the schools of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies and Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies.
- Saturday, May 17, at 1:30 p.m. for graduates in the schools of Health Sciences and Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications.
Penn College is hitting the road. See where we'll be this spring.
Financial Aid News
Check out the Financial Aid News for Parents for important information about the following topics:
- Summer 2014 Aid
- Federal Direct Loans
- FAFSA, Federal Pell Grant & SAP
- Financial Aid Information available on SIS
Spotlight on Students
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
The VITA Program generally offers free tax help to people who make $52,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in local communities. They can inform taxpayers about special tax credits for which they may qualify such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled.
Currently, Penn College has 14 student volunteers, from Accounting & Business majors, who have completed more than 250 tax returns for the 2013 tax year. This is just another way that Penn College students can put their academic skills to work helping our community.
Spring 2014, Issue 2
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Wildcat Wishes Featured Care Package
Exam Cram - $20
Exam coming up? This snack pack will help your student “power” through his or her exam. Package includes Pop-Tarts, microwave popcorn, Snickers bar, Nutri-Grain bar, PowerBar, almonds and two SoBe energy drinks.
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The College Store at Penn College
Information on Textbook Rentals
Last fall, some students failed to return rented textbooks by the deadline because they didnít know they had rental textbooks. If you or your student are unsure if any of the textbooks were rented, please contact The College Store. Spring rental textbooks are due at the end of final exams in May. Fees for non-returned rental textbooks start at $25 plus the replacement value of the textbook.
Selling Back Textbooks
The College Store buys students' unwanted textbooks at any time of the year. However, used books have their highest value at the end of each semester (during final exams). Students can sell back any textbook, regardless of where it was purchased, and without a receipt.