As the college admissions process becomes more complex and competitive, students and parents are often left with more questions than answers as they prepare for life after grade school.

To help high school students and their families with the college entrance process, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Potomac & Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling (PCACAC) will host the Prince George’s County National College Fair on April 16 at the Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Md.

The free event will provide students access to information about colleges and universities from around the nation, the opportunity to speak with recruiters from educational institutions and information about applying for financial aid.

“The resources and opportunities that the National College Fairs provide for students and their families are invaluable,” said Greg Ferguson, NACAC Director of National College Fairs Programs and Services, in a statement. “Admission professionals have been delighted by the caliber of students attending our programs.”

The Prince George’s County National College Fair is part of the National College Fair program, which helps more than 850,000 students and families nationwide learn more about their educational options in each year. In addition to the National College Fairs, NACAC also host the Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs, which links students interested in the fine arts with schools that suit their needs.

For more information, visit nacacnet.org.