TRiO Educational Talent Search

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I get to your office? We are located in The Depot, 510 West Fulton St. in downtown Grand Rapids. It is between the two train tracks and by Adobe. 
   

2. Where do I park?

Parking is available on site. If you plan to park for an extended period of time, please ask our secretary for a visitor's pass.
   
3. Can Educational Talent Search help pay for college expenses? We do not have money to give you for educational expenses. We can, however, arrange to have the admissions application fee deferred and we have ACT fee waivers in certain cases. You MUST be income-eligible to obtain fee deferments and waivers. We will help you fill out financial aid applications and we have information to assist you seek scholarships.
   
4. If I'm a high school graduate, can Educational Talent Search still help me get into college? Yes. We are funded to serve people aged 11 and up. We can work with you as long as you have not received a Bachelor's or post-Bachelor's degree. Our target group focuses on grades 6 though 12 in our target schools.
   
5. Do I have to attend or plan to attend Grand Valley to access program services? No. We work to find a school that fits our students on a personal level. Each postsecondary institute is different, and we will work to find the best one for our students.
   
6. Are there fees for your services? No. We are funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Unless notified otherwise, all of our services are free of charge.  There are some deposits to save your reservations on certain field trips which are refundable when you arrive. If some events require that you eat, the program will sometimes have food available for a nominal cost.

 

Page last modified April 15, 2014