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Free College Admission & Financial Aid Workshop

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Special Event, Tax & Finance

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Teens, Adults, Community
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Free College Admission & Financial Aid Workshop 


Please join us for a free educational, college planning and financial aid workshop for parents of high school and middle school students at the Meriden Library, Thursday, Oct. 12 at 6:15 pm. Even if your family is not eligible for need-based aid, we will cover strategies on how to pay for college on the most efficient basis.   

In this workshop we will discuss:  

·         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  

And much more!   

Reservations are required.  To reserve your spot please go to