College Planning Workshop
Methacton High School
monday, april 24 — 7:00 pm est
Before it's too late—find out how your actions now impact admissions and financial aid later. Even if your family makes too much money for need-based aid, we’ll uncover strategies to pay for college in the most cost-effective way — without putting a strain on the rest of your finances.
Information You'll Get:
- 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
- EFC (Expected Family Contribution) — 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
This workshop is presented by Elite Collegiate Planning and is not sponsored by the Methacton School District.