2014 Winter Webinar Series: Can I Afford College? Many headlines tout exploding college costs and sky rocketing student debt. These are major concerns for families. College Affordability is the topic of GuidedPath’s 2014 Winter webinar series. Join nationally known experts as they provide tips and strategies to share with parents. Learn how to include college affordability as a part of the college “best fit” process.
Our panel of experts:
Fred Amrein, author of newly released book, “Financial Aid & Beyond: Secrets to College Affordability”, and national expert on the entire college funding process.
Jeff Levy, Certified Educational Planner, with emphasis on college affordability.
Cyndy McDonald, nationally known expert on college affordability and admissions and president of GuidedPath, with College Affordability Shaper.
Frank Palmasani, counselor and author of Right College, Right Price, and creator of Financial Fit program.
|College Affordability Tips for Procrastinators and Planners||Often overlooked in the financial aid process is the timing of many financial decisions. Join us as Fred Amrein, author and national expert, identifies key timeframes and strategies to maximize a family’s financial resources. In addition, he will include year-end tax planning tips and FAFSA form preparation that all parents should be considering. Designed for counselors and advisors, this seminar would be valuable to parents as well.||
|Cyndy McDonald and Jeff Levy||College Affordability Case Studies to Inspire You||Join Cyndy McDonald and Jeff Levy as they introduce four family situations. Learn how Cyndy, Jeff and others would approach college advising for these families from the financial, academic and social fit perspective. Share your view point and thoughts on “best fit” from a holistic approach. Be inspired and inspire others as we share common best practices.||Jan 14th 10am PST REGISTER NOW|
|Cyndy McDonald||Tackling the Basics of Financial Aid||Understanding and navigating the financial aid process can be daunting! Using a game format from “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”, Cyndy McDonald, a leading expert on college affordability, will give parents, students and counselors an understanding of the 3 components of financial aid. Learn how to determine what category your family or families you work with fall into when assessing financial aid, and the strategies to get the most money for paying for college. Designed for parents, students and counselors. Links to resources and the powerpoint will be provided.||Jan 28th 10am PST REGISTER NOW|
|Frank Palmasani||Helping Families Conquer College Costs||When first setting out on their college search, many families don’t consider, nor do they know how to determine, how much they can actually afford to pay for college—resulting in excessive debt. Join Frank Palmasani, creator of the Financial Fit program and author of Right College, Right Price, as he shares the counseling approach he has used with families for nearly 30 years, a solution that helps them put affordability first and find their best financial fit schools. Appropriate for parents, students and counselors.||Feb 4th 10am PST REGISTER NOW|
CONCLUDED: The 2014 Summer Webinar Series: Ready, Set, Go! was one of our most successful series yet! Catch them all! See links to recordings, slides and blogs below.
|Ethan Sawyer||Five College Essay Questions||Drawing on screenwriting techniques, Ethan Sawyer (aka The College Essay Guy) offered concrete resources for helping students. Also see his website: www.collegeessayguy.com|
|Tyler Coon||Go Social with ACT Profile||ACT Profile provides students and counselors with a powerful tool to derive the insights they need to make smarter decisions throughout life’s key transition points.|
|Maria Furtado||Liberal Arts Education: Is it outdated?||What value does a liberal arts education provide students preparing for future careers? We had a conversation with Maria Furtado, executive director of Colleges That Change Lives, about this controversial topic.|
|Elizabeth Stone||How to Avoid Writer’s Block||How do advisors guide students through the college essay writing process? Author and instructor, Elizabeth Stone shared tips and tools for guiding students through the college essay process.|
|Harlan Cohen||It’s All About the Transition: Changing How Students Approach College Search & Selection||Size. Location. Cost. We’re all familiar with the typical college search criteria. But once first-year students arrive on campus, it’s not size, location, or cost that present the biggest challenges—it’s the social and emotional transition to life in college. Harlan Cohen, author of the New York Times bestselling The Naked Roommate, will offer college advisors a new framework for college search and selection—introducing new criteria focused on all aspects of transition—that will set students up for success in college and beyond.Check out Harlan’s new (free) mini-courses for students and parents. Visit www.NakedRoommate.com.|