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20 Tips to College Planning Success Workshop - Wheaton Public Library (3S)

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Wheaton Public Library

Meeting Room A

225 North Cross Street

Wheaton, IL 60187

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Parents and students are invited to attend the 20 Tips To College Planning Success Workshop on Monday, January 27th at 7:00 p.m. at the Wheaton Public Library - Meeting Room A. Registration begins at 6:45 p.m.

This 60-minute workshop is designed to educate families about the best practices and key deadlines of the college planning process by covering the following topics and questions:

Admissions

  • What do colleges look for? How do you enhance your child's positioning?

  • How do you create a good school list, and why is this one of the most important aspects of the college planning process?

  • What goes into writing a great essay and submitting a strong application?

Paying for College

  • What are your options (e.g. savings, loans, or scholarships), and how do you minimize your potential out-of-pocket costs?

  • How is your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) determined on FAFSA? What other forms need to be completed?

  • How does the financial aid process really work?

  • How do you evaluate your financial aid award packages, and can you appeal them to try to get more money from the schools?

Career Planning

  • How will your child make a smooth transition from high school to prepare for academic success in college?

  • Which strategies will help your child build a solid resume and land a good internship?

  • What skills and experience does your child need to secure a job when they graduate?

About the Speaker

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





Questions? info@pfacollege.com



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