SPOKANE, Wash. — A free workshop tailored for adults thinking about going back to school or finishing a degree has been set for Feb. 6. Washington State University Spokane, in partnership with the Spokane Branch of American Association of University Women, is sponsoring a free workshop, College Knowledge for Adults, from 6-9 p.m.

The workshop answers questions that many adults considering a college degree have: Can I do it? Is going to college worth the money? What are my degree options? Who will hire me after I complete my education? Students who have attended similar workshops held in the past say they gained insight into these questions and connections with resources they needed to succeed. The program also includes a motivational videotape message from Mona Locke, the First Lady of the state of Washington.

The workshop will be held at WSU Spokane, 655 N. Riverpoint Blvd., SIRTI Room 317 and at the WSU Northeast Washington Learning Center in Colville. The program will provide information for those who have not started college, for those who have started but not completed a degree, and for those interested in pursuing additional education.

“We are interested in helping people understand what options are available and how to access them,” said Anna Ragaza-Bourassa, WSU Spokane Student Services. Experts in financial aid and scholarship opportunities, admissions and career counseling will be available to provide information and answer questions.

Participants will also learn more about the educational options in the Spokane area, including what degrees and courses are offered locally and online. A panel of community members who have completed degrees and found local jobs will be available to share their experiences. Washington Mutual Bank has donated four scholarships to be awarded to individuals across the state during the workshop. Winners will be drawn at random, and they will be able to use the scholarships at community colleges or four-year schools in Washington.

For more information call Ragaza-Bourassa at (509) 358-7537, or email annarb@wsu.edu. There is no cost to participate.