Staffed by College Now Adviser, Jason Miller
Hours of operation:
By appointment only. For scheduling purposes, appointments are strongly recommended. Contact Jason Miller.
The College Now Barberton office is located on the lower level of the Barberton Public Library. (602 West Park Avenue, Barberton, OH 44203)
The Barberton Public Library and the Barberton Community Foundation have partnered with College Now Greater Cleveland to provide college access services to local residents.
College Now's Barberton location is funded by a grant from Barberton Community Foundation with support from the Barberton Public Library.
How can College Now help you?
By 2018, nearly 60 percent of Ohio’s jobs will require postsecondary education. Jobs that did not previously require postsecondary education now do. The bottom line is that it will become increasingly more difficult to find a job in the 21st century without a degree of some kind. The college-going process can be overwhelming. Many students are concerned about the cost of college and being able to find a program that is the right fit. Some individuals previously pursued a degree, but for one reason or another did not finish and are now in debt.
Many of the individuals visiting the College Now Resource Center have hurdles that are preventing them from obtaining the education they want. College Now works to guide individuals before, during and after college to make sure that these individuals are able to overcome their obstacles successfully.
Whether you are a high school student or an adult learner, returning to college or just trying to figure out your career path, College Now is equipped to help. Jason Miller helps high school students and adult learners prepare, finance, and graduate from college through free college access advising, financial aid counseling, and scholarship and retention services.
College Now assists individuals with:
- Completing the GED and other testing
- Exploring colleges to find the “best fit” and planning college visits
- Choosing a career path based on interest and assessment
- Completing college applications, including essay writing
- Applying for scholarships and other forms of financial aid
- Understanding loan options and consolidating loans
For more information, stop in and see Jason Miller on your next trip to the Library!
Read about great resources on education, colleges, and career assistance from the Library.