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BannerPrivateCollegeWeek.jpgWILMORE, KY – Asbury College is participating in the fifth-annual Kentucky Private College Week, July 14-18.

Kentucky Private College Week is a coordinated effort by the state’s 20 nonprofit, independent colleges and universities to provide students and families an easy way to explore a variety of college campuses during the summer. Learn more about Asbury College visit opportunities throughout the year.

“We want people to see these campuses firsthand and have an opportunity to talk with staff and current students about the admissions process and financial aid,” said Mason Dyer of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities, which sponsors the event. “Many people are surprised to find out how attainable and affordable an independent college education can be.”

A single point of registration at and common visit times at all 20 campuses – 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. (local time) daily – make it easy for prospective students to plan campus visits.

Non-traditional students interested in Asbury College’s ACHIEVE degree completion program for working adults can learn more about the program on Monday, July 14 at 6 p.m. on campus. Please call 859-858-3511, ext. 2600 or e-mail to register.

The 20 participating campuses serve students from all income levels. Four out of 10 students who attend Kentucky’s independent colleges and universities qualify for a Pell Grant, the federal student aid program for people with high financial need. Together, the 20 campuses provide more than $150 million annually in student financial aid and scholarships. Students attending AIKCU institutions also qualify for state student financial aid programs. At Asbury College, more than 85 percent of students receive some type of financial aid.

To learn more visit the Kentucky Private College Week blog at There you can register, see videos featuring current students, learn more about participating campuses, get directions, and see the latest news about Kentucky’s private colleges. Or call the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities at (502) 695-5007 for more information.