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February 16, 2022 at 5:00pm – Eventbrite

Parents’ Guide to Financial Aid for College: What You Need to Know

Parents with college-bound children often don’t understand the complexities of the financial aid process. They can’t plan for the tuition costs effectively without the right information on what to do to get more financial aid for their children, if possible.

This webinar will cover a number of college planning and funding issues that are particularly relevant to parents, such as:

  • The financial aid terms you need to know
  • The types of financial aid that may be available
  • How the financial aid system works
  • Should you apply for financial aid or not and how to do it
  • How your income and assets are assessed in the financial aid formulas (married, single, divorced or separated)
  • How to create your college funding plan – it’s not too late!

Join us on Wednesday, February 16th to learn more about college financial aid! 

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Past events

Eastside Catholic School

Financial Aid and the Pandemic: What Parent’s Need to Know

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 6:30pm

Pacifica Christian High School

Financial Aid During the Pandemic: What Parent’s Need to Know

Monday, September 27, 2021 at 6:00pm

South High School: Roadmap to College

Financial Aid During the Pandemic: What Parent’s Need to Know

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Notre Dame Academy: Financial Aid Night

Financial Aid and the Pandemic: What Parent’s Need to Know

Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 5:30pm

 

Viewpoint School: College Financial Aid Night

Financial Aid During the Pandemic: What Parent’s Need to Know

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 6:30pm

South High School: Financial Aid Night for Parents

Cutting College Costs: How to Avoid Overpaying

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 6:30pm

Getting kids through elementary, middle and then high school is hard enough. You’ve been working and working, maybe saving for the eventual college tuition. Then, BOOM! Your kid is a junior or senior in college and you realize you haven’t planned enough. The costs of tuition, plus room and board, are higher than you expected. Stress increases as you receive piles of slick brochures from fancy colleges and hear your friends talk about where their kids are going.

This can lead to poor decisions, which may negatively impact your family’s financial health for years, even decades to come. This presentation will provide strategies to aid you in maximizing your financial aid eligibility and cutting college costs.

Financial Aid and the Pandemic: What Families Need to Know

August 5, 2020 at 4pm – Eventbrite

This is a tumultuous time for everyone, including parents of teens worried about college. Today’s college-bound students have found themselves thrown into a “new normal.” So much is unknown about what will happen in the next few months, much less in the next one or two years. This uncertainty has created a tremendous amount of anxiety for both parents and teens, which makes the need for college planning more important than ever. 

What are some strategies that you can use now to help alleviate some of the anxiety: 1) learn how to navigate the financial aid system and 2) put a plan in place to pay for the rising costs of college. In this webinar, we will discuss these strategies, as well as cover the following topics: 

  • How the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted higher education
  • Financial aid form basics
  • What is the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), why is it important, and how to obtain it
  • How income and assets are assessed in the financial aid process


Join me on Wednesday, August 5th!  

Viewpoint School: College Financial Aid Night

An Inside Look at Qualifying for Financial Aid

Monday, September 14, 2020 at 7:00pm

Parents with college-bound children often don’t understand the complexities of the financial aid process. They can’t plan for the tuition costs effectively without the right information on what to do to obtain financial aid for their children, if possible. In this webinar, we will discuss strategies such as 1) how to navigate the financial aid system and 2) plan for the rising costs of college.

In this webinar, the topics that I generally cover include:

  • The primary sources of financial aid
  • Need-based aid vs. Merit-based aid
  • What is the Expected Family Contribution and how to obtain it
  • What does the FAFSA and CSS Profile take into account and what do they ignore
  • Understanding Student Loans

South High School: Roadmap to College

An Inside Look at Qualifying for Financial Aid

Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 8:30am, 9:20am, and 10:10am

Today’s college-bound students have found themselves thrown into a “new normal.” 

Higher education costs have been outstripping Americans’ ability to afford both public and private colleges and universities. It’s an even bigger problem now with the stock market volatility and high unemployment rates. 

Tune in to our webinar, in which we will discuss strategies for navigating the financial aid system and planning for the rising costs of college. 

Annie Wright Schools: Financial Aid Night

An Inside Look at Qualifying for Financial Aid

Tuesday, September 29 at 6:30pm

Parents with college-bound children often don’t understand the complexities of the financial aid process. They can’t plan for the tuition costs effectively without the right information on what to do to qualify for financial aid for their children, if possible. In this webinar, we will discuss strategies such as 1) how to navigate the financial aid system and 2) plan for the rising costs of college.

Notre Dame High School

Financial Aid and the Pandemic: What Parents Need to Know

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 6:00pm

College-bound students and their parents are uncertain and anxious about the future, which makes it more important than ever to 1) learn how to navigate the financial aid system and 2) put a plan in place to pay for the rising cost of a college education. In this webinar, we cover:

  • How the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted higher education
  • Financial Aid form basics
  • Information on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • How income and assets are assessed in the financial aid process