Free College Planning Workshops

Parents and students are invited to attend a free upcoming college planning workshop presented by College Planning Masters.

At the workshops, parents will learn how to maximize financial aid and minimize out-of-pocket expenses. Topics to be discussed will include: how to affordably send your child to his/her “first choice” school; creating a comprehensive college search plan; debunking the most common college planning myths; understanding how private “big ticket” universities can actually cost you less in the long run than a state college; how to manage time and avoid procrastination; learn about the new changes in Bright Futures, FAFSA and Florida Pre-Paid that can actually cost you more money; how to avoid common financial aid application traps that lower aid eligibility; and discover strategies to dramatically increase free money from colleges, regardless of income or student achievements.

Students will benefit from a variety of additional topics, including strategies designed to enhance admissions opportunities, “building” more effective college applications and charting their course for college admissions success.

Upcoming workshops are as follows: Saturday, Jan. 24 at the Crexent Business Center, 8461 Lake Worth Road. Registration 10:15 a.m., workshop 10:30 a.m. to noon; Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Seminole Ridge High School, 4601 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, Loxahatchee. Registration 6:15 p.m., workshop 6:30 to 8 p.m.; and Wednesday, Jan. 28 at Lake Worth City Hall, 7 North Dixie Highway, Lake Worth. Registration 6:15 p.m., workshop 6:30 to 8 p.m. A drawing will be held at each event for free SAT course.

To register for a workshop, call (800) 776-6445, ext. 302. RSVPs are required. For further information, and to register online, visit or e-mail