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College Admissions and Financial Aid

Gardiner Library
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Pre-registration for this free presentation is required by Friday April 6. This presentation is geared toward parents of high school students. It aims to demystify the daunting college admissions and financial aid process and gain insight to this complex and stressful experience.
The following topics will be covered: College Search - The importance of finding the right fit; The Application Process - It’s more than just completing the application; The College Essay - Selecting the right topic; The SAT vs. the ACT - Which one to choose; How college choice will affect your bottom line; College sticker prices and what they really mean; What is Expected Family Contribution and how it will impact your bank account ; Where most of the money comes from; Real life example of a family’s financial aid picture and how this affects the decision they make; and Making the final choice.

Elizabeth Levine worked for over 25 years in corporate management and director positions. After guiding her own three children through the college search process, as well as helping others, she decided to make a career of it. She received her certification in College Admissions Counseling through UCLA, and began her practice, Signature College Counseling, over three years ago. She is a Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and fully enveloped in admissions counseling, bringing students and colleges together. Elizabeth’s previous talks at the library about college admissions and financial aid received rave reviews.