GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) --There were alot of nervous teenagers and parents Tuesday morning trying to figure out the complicated process of going to college.

The annual West Michigan National College fair is underway at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. Parents and students are given a chance to meet with admission representatives and ask about applying for financial aid.

Danielle Ralston is a counselor City High Middle School in Grand Rapids. She says events like this are very important, "The neat thing about coming here is it's personal. You get to meet with the college rep, and most likely the one behind the table will be reviewing your application. You're shaking their hand, you're talking with them. You're making that personal contact which is so important now when choosing a school."

There are a total of 170 schools from all over the nation at the fair. It is closed this afternoon but is open again from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at DeVos Place. Admission is free.