LEAP College Financial Aid Information Workshop

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

All Grades are Welcome

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 the following schools on the following dates (all events begin at 6:30 PM and run until 7:30 PM):

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    West Middle School Library
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    West Senior High Library
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019
    Central High School Cafeteria
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    East Middle School 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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