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Calling all high school and middle school parents!

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Free College Admission & Financial Aid Workshop

Stratford Library
Tuesday, September 19th from 6:15 – 8 p.m
Lovell Room

A free educational, college planning and financial aid workshop is offered to parents of high school and middle school students.

Even if your family is not eligible for need-based aid, strategies  on how to pay for college on the most efficient basis will be discussed.

The workshop will also cover:

  • 529s – the drawbacks you don’t know about and how they can affect the financial aid you receive
  • FAFSA – the biggest mistakes parents make when filling out this and other forms, why it’s important, and how to get it right
  • SAI (Student Aid Index) – why you need to know this number, how the government calculates it, and how it affects your financial aid
  • Financial Aid – how you can get it even if you make a lot of money
  • Scholarships -how to avoid scams, and where the most money comes from
  • Loans – the good, the bad, and the downright terrible options for loans
  • Student Loans – how they’ve changed and why they aren’t enough anymore, plus other options available for college funding
  • School Choice – how the right fit can lower your out-of-pocket-costs
  • Savings Strategies – how your ways of saving money affect financial aid
  • Student Preparation – assessments including the Strong Interest Inventory, guidance through Academic Impact Mentoring (AIM), college search, right-fit schools, and applications

Reservations are required.

To reserve your spot, go to:  https://www.freecollegefinancialaidworkshop.com

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