MI College Planning Workshops

About the Workshop

Vicki Beam, college planning specialist with Michigan College Planning, will be providing educational workshops on planning for college. 

At the workshop, learn what you can do to potentially increase financial aid and also to help find the money to pay for college. Other topics include college funding strategies that work regardless of your income, making college funding rules work for you and not against you, and how to develop a college funding plan that is tailored to your family's situation. In addition, you will learn what colleges are looking for as they make their admissions decisions. This information can help you make any necessary adjustments to help your student get into the college of their choice. 

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 unless otherwise noted):

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    West Senior High School Library

  • Thursday, March 19, 2020
    Central High School Cafeteria

  • Thursday, April 16, 2020
    Willow Hill Elementary School Library

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020
    East Middle School Library

  • Saturday, April 25, 2020
    Central High School Cafeteria
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2020
    West Middle School Library

  • Thursday, May 7, 2020
    Central High School Cafeteria

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2020
    West Senior High School Library

By registering for this no-cost workshop, you’ll automatically be entered in a drawing to win a gift card to Pearls, Red Mesa or Cafe Sante. 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. For more information, please contact Vicki Beam at 231.947.0203.



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