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College Fair 

A lot of high school students attended the University of Maine today.They showed up at the field house on the Orono campus to learn about colleges.It was the thirty-fourth annual New England Association College Fair.More than one hundred colleges were represented, trying to recruit students.There were booths set up to explain financial aid and other processes associated with going to college.Representatives from the military branches were there too.UMaine Associate Director for Admissions Bill Munsey says they have less vendors this year.He says they expected a lower turn-out because of budget cuts.Still, he says, the fair is a great resource for high school students.”They have a chance to talk to someone directly connected with the college and they can also inquire about the possibilities of financial aid and what’s available. And if they find out it’s going to be much too expensive or it’s not reality for them at least it’s good to find out now so they can be looking at alternative plans they may have.”Munsey says UMaine hopes to host the college fair for many more years.