LEAP College Financial Aid Information Workshop

Come find out why you should never pay sticker price for college!

For Grades 6-8

About the Workshop

What if we told you that, instead of giving all your hard-earned money to these colleges, you only had to give them some of it? Swing by and find out how! Each workshop is a one-hour educational presentation where we cover the basics of financial aid and proper college planning – with an emphasis on how to lower the cost of attendance, increase financial aid eligibility, and lower out-of-pocket expenses. It’s never too early or too late to start finding ways to save.

The workshop will:
 

  • Provide a brief history of the cost of college
  • Show how to project the actual cost of college
  • Educate on the methods for saving for college
  • Outline the process for developing a good plan
  • Determine the likely total cost of college
  • Find methods to reduce that cost
  • Determine if financial, athletic or merit-based aid is likely
  • Educate on the steps to take now to be better prepared
  • Explain why it’s important to start early
  • Review the college process – tips on how to become what colleges want
  • Discuss AP, Early College, and Dual Enrollment, and the impact they have
  • Prioritize sources for college expenses to protect your life savings

Workshop Dates/Locations

This workshop is being offered at both East Middle School and West Middle School.

  • West Middle School: May 2, 2017
    6:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the library
  • East Middle School: May 3, 2017
    6:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the library

By registering for this no-cost workshop, you’ll automatically be entered in a drawing to win a Red Ginger Gift Card. Must be present to win.

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The workshop is presented by Michigan College Planning, a local organization that provides families with personalized service for their individual college and career goals.

 

 

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