Hundreds of high school students attend UNR College Fair

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The annual College Fair took place Sunday afternoon at the University of Nevada. Representatives from more than 70 colleges were on hand at Joe Crowley Student Union to talk with Washoe County students and their families.

Students also had the chance to learn more about scholarships, housing, and how to write a college essay.

Sandra Casey is the co-chairperson of the Western Association for College Admission Counseling and she says the fair is a way for families to get a taste of what options are out there without spending a lot of money.

"It's unavailable for them to go on college tours. It costs a lot of money to be flying around and staying in hotels. This way they can see about 70 colleges all in one place," says Casey.

"It's a great opportunity to look at other colleges to see what they have to offer and to learn more about financial aid," says Emma Miner, a local high school student.