Planning for college involves more than making good grades, filling out applications and taking entrance exams. It involves a strategy to pay for it. Parents and students can learn the best options for both admissions and affordability through a Smart College Planning seminar, offered by Admissions Empowerment Consulting and CEO Financial Services.
The one-hour seminar will include information on making a high school game plan, the admissions process and right-fit colleges. In addition, it will include information on how grants and scholarships are awarded, how to reduce college costs and setting up a college savings plan.
“Most college-bound students begin taking classes for high school credit in middle school, so it’s important to make a plan as early as possible,” said Tania Marzec, founder and independent educational consultant at Admissions Empowerment Consulting.
College financial planning also should begin earlier, said Carol O’Neil, president of CEO Financial Services. “Each family needs to consider the best options for saving, which isn’t always Florida Pre-Paid,” she said. “The earlier you plan, the more options you have.”
The seminars will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25, Tuesday, Sept. 13, and Wednesday, Nov. 16. The same information will be presented at each seminar. Each will be held at the Nexus Business Center, located at 8461 Lake Worth Road.
The seminars are offered at no charge to parents of middle school and high school students, but registration is required. Register by visiting the events tab at www.admissionsempowerment.com. For info., call Marzec at (585) 403-1150 or O’Neil at (561) 389-1227.