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High school students are encouraged to visit the free event that will be sponsored by EducationQuest Foundation on Sunday at the Marina Center, 385 E. 4th St., South Sioux City. The Tri-State Area College Fair will run from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

The event aims to help high school juniors to narrow down their college choices before taking the ACT (American College Testing) this spring. The ACT assessment measures a high school students' general educational development and their capability to complete college-level work. This can help students prepare before applying for financial aid and college admission early in the fall.

Another goal from EducationQuest Foundation is to help senior students finalize their college decisions. They are also looking to help sophomores start with their college search process. Preparing for higher education with the help of professionals can greatly help increase graduation rates and provide students with growth and career options.

Students are encouraged to register before attending the event. Interested attendees may register for a barcode at NebraskaCollegeFairs.org. On the online registration students can print the barcode or download it to their smartphones so that they can take it to the fair where college reps can scan it for the event.

For more information on the list of participating colleges and questions about the college fair, students may visit EducationQuest.org. EducationQuest Foundation is a non-profit organization that has a mission to help improve ac cess to higher education in Nebraska. Their main headquarters is in Lincoln and they also have locations in Kearney and Omaha, Nebraska.

KTIV reported that EducationQuest Foundation provides free college planning services, college access grants, need-based scholarships and outreach services for community agencies. They foundation has been providing free college planning services since 1986. All services are free and mostly by appointment to provide families with one-on-one assistance.

For questions and more information, students may call 800.303.3745.

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