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20 Tips To College Planning Success Workshop - HelloCollege (3S)

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HelloCollege/Partners For Achievement Headquarters

1 Mid America Plaza

Floor 10 - Suite 1010

Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

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Our in-person workshops have helped more than 10,000 families plan for college. Let’s demystify the college admissions process. This 60-minute workshop will empower you to take control of the college admissions process. You will learn about best practices, key deadlines and how to help your child succeed.

We answer questions like:

  • What do colleges look for and how do you optimize your child's positioning?
  • What are your options for paying for college — savings, loans, scholarships — and how do you minimize your potential out-of-pocket costs?
  • What goes into writing a great essay and submitting a strong application?


Topics Include:

Admissions:

First, we explain how to determine the right path for each student and how to maximize their potential of getting into their preferred school. We discuss how to create a strong college list, and we give insight into the essays and other admissions requirements.

Paying For College:

We help you understand the landscape of college payment options such as financial aid, loans and savings. You will learn how to minimize your potential out-of-pocket costs and how to navigate merit- vs. need-based aid. We review EFC and FAFSA, and how to evaluate financial aid award packages (which can be tricky).

Career Success:

First, we review how to make a successful transition to college and offer tips to help prepare. Next, we go over strategies for building a solid resume and landing good internships throughout college. Last, we discuss career planning, choosing the right major and what to look for in a school.

About the Speaker

Jonathan Dela Cruz has 20 years of higher education experience. He’s held university positions in admissions, student loans, recruitment at the University of Chicago, Seton Hall, Elmhurst College. In addition Jonathan has extensive finance experience at Sallie Mae/Chase Education Finance Group.


HelloCollege

1 Mid America Plaza #1010

Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Questions? info@pfacollege.com



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Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

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