Workshops & Events
College Depot at Burton Barr Central Library provides free year-round programming targeting various topics of the college planning process such as creating a college timeline, preparing scholarship essays, and applying for financial aid.
During the academic school year:
Workshops on various topics including college exploration, financial aid, scholarship searching, and more are presented free of charge and open to the public. Registration is required for some programs as seating might be limited.
Walk-In AssistanceFAFSA Assistance is provided to students and their families through specialized programming to assist with the FAFSA application and creating FSA IDs through hands-on small groups and workshop sessions during the peak financial aid season. Registration is required for some programs as seating might be limited.
offers the opportunity to receive hands-on help with various elements of the college admissions and financial aid process with no appointment necessary! Drop-in and get help with FAFSA updates, scholarship searches, "To Do" student portal tasks, and more. Walk-in assistance is provided on designated days/times and on a first-come, first served basis. June Walk-In Assistance sessions may be found here
reEngage Phoenix Advising Sessions offer students who need their high school diplomas or GEDs a chance to get personalized help from staff who will be available to provide information to youth and adults who have not completed high school and desire to continue their education. Assistance includes help finding GED preparation sites, alternative high schools, and adult online high schools. June Re-Engage Sessions are listed here. Un asesor proveerá información a jóvenes y adultos que no han terminado la escuela secundaria y desean continuar su educación. La asistencia incluye ayuda para encontrar centros de preparación de GED, escuelas preparatoriasalternativas, y preparatorias en línea para adultos. ReEngage Phoenix Seciones de Asesoramiento por junio están disponibles aquí.
During the summer:
Free Summer Camps for students entering 8th-12th grades are offered every summer. Students will meet and spend time with their peers, and learn valuable information about various topics including college preparation, college exploration, financial aid, scholarship searching, and more. They will also hear from guest speakers, play games, and have fun! College Depot will provide snacks. Registration is required as seating might be limited. The times for each summer camp can be found here.
For the complete list of upcoming programs and full descriptions, see below. Questions? Call 602.261.8847.
College Depot Workshop Room Reservation Request:
Our workshop room is available to be reserved by educational, nonprofit organizations. Fill out this Request Form to reserve this space. Please allow 3-5 business days for a response and also be aware that requests are on a first-come, first served basis. Note: a Gmail account is required to access this form. For any questions or if you have any troubles with the form, plase email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can reach us at 602.261.8847.
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