Parent Workshops

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College Funding Professionals

For nearly a decade, we provided FREE workshops at schools across the tri-state area for parents. These workshops explain how the college financial aid process works and, specifically how colleges de termine your financial aid eligibility. With these workshops, parents position themselves to be eligible for the maximum amount of aid.

Traditionally, we offered workshops to parents with high school-aged children only. Many assume that understanding how financial aid eligibility is determined would have little importance to a parent with a young child. Almost everyone thinks this way. After years of feedback directly from parents (the vast majority explaining to us how useful our information would have been when their children were young), we decided to make a change.

We now offer workshops specifically designed for parents with children ranging from infants to 14 years old. Our workshop will explain what parents wished they knew prior to high school and how par ent’s contributions to the 5 most popular college savings plans have a MAJOR impact on their college financial aid eligibility down the road. The workshop includes the steps parents can take to ensure that they position themselves to be eligible for the maximum amount of aid-saving thousands of dollars in the cost of college. The below information is valuable to parents regardless of financial need.

 Overview of college financial aid process & how colleges determine financial aid eligibility

Case study on saving for college vs not saving

Break Down of five most popular college saving plans

Breakdown of how college savings plans will impact your financial aid eligibility

How relatives (grandparents) saving for college will impact your financial aid eligibility

How having multiple kids in college at once will impact your financial aid eligibility

College savings plan that also offers tax advantages on tuition for elementary and high school

How being divorced or separated will impact your financial aid eligibility

How home ownership will impact your financial aid eligibility

The truth about scholarships