College Financial Aid and Merit Aid Seminar: What Parents Need to Know
Understanding college financial aid and merit aid is the key to helping your child get a great education at a cost you can afford. If you don't understand how this system works -- and how you can make it work in your favor -- you are likely to have some very unpleasant surprises.
Parents of students of any age will learn how the colleges evaluate your need, what steps your family can take to maximize your eligibility, and how to find colleges with great merit (scholarship) aid. The more time you have before college begins, the better, but even if college begins next year there are steps you can take now.
Private colleges can cost more than $250,000 for a four year degree. Even in-state public colleges can cost more than $25,000 a year. You can lose a lot if you don't understand how this process works -- it could be the difference between your good student being able to attend a dream college or not.
You'll leave with the tools you need to understand how your family will look to college financial aid offices, how to evaluate what kind of scholarship opportunities might be available for your student, and what steps you should take next to be prepared.
Peak Admissions, LLC helps Boulder and Front Range area families with college consulting and practical advice on understanding college costs, financial aid and merit scholarships. We offer seminars and provide private consulting for students and parents.
Barb Kostanick is a principal of Peak Admissions, LLC. She was a co-founder of several of Colorado's most outstanding schools: Summit Middle Charter School, Peak to Peak K-12 Charter School, and High Peaks Elementary, and has helped parents and families understand college options, financial aid and merit aid.
Kris Moe is a principal of Peak Admissions, LLC. Former Assistant Director U. of Illinois at Chicago Career Center, Coordinator of Fairview Net Zero, and former DIrector of Team Boulder. She's helped many students figure out college goals, develop effective resumes, build the best college applications, learn important interviewing skills and find productive extracurricular and summer experiences that help clarify college and career interests.
Fairview High School, Room 660 (New Wing) (View)
1515 Greenbriar Blvd.
Boulder, CO 80305
|Minimum Age: 14|
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