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High School Seniors get ready for college

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PASCO, Wash. - Nearly 500 people from around the area attended College Night 2010. The annual event is hosted by Columbia Basin College and focuses on helping high school seniors learn about higher education.

Wednesday night they learned about CBC, its academic and program offerings and financial aide and scholarship opportunities. Diversity and Outreach Vice President, Martin Valedez, says last year they gave away $274,000 in scholarships and next year they hope to give more. "We offer all types of help. We have our financial aide office here with information about financial aide, about loans and about all types of scholarships. So there should be some sort of financing for all students," said Valedez. 

CBC will also off College Goal Sunday.  The event will help students and parents by answering financial aide questions and helping them fill out financial aide forms. The event takes place this Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the CBC campus.