Financial College Planning is the most important homework you will ever do for your child's future.
The purpose of this webinar is to ensure that your child can get a great education at a price that doesn’t compromise their future or your retirement. It’s vital for parents and students to understand how to manage college costs, how to pay for college, and how to get financial assistance.
The only solution: Knowledge of this extremely arduous process is imperative.
Here's what you'll learn
College is only continuing to be expensive, so figuring out ways to pay for it is a task worthy of a challenge. In this workshop, we will show practical ways to streamline this convoluted process. Planning early gives time for parents to: actively budget, research college costs, and seek financial aid. These are necessary steps in making college affordable for everyone.
Understanding college costs—College may seem expensive. In reality, though, it’s often more affordable than you think. The costs depend on what college you go to and how much financial aid you receive.
Expected Family Contribution —The expected family contribution (EFC) is a dollar amount that colleges use to help them decide how much financial aid they’ll offer to your child. Keep in mind that your EFC is just an estimate of what your family can afford to pay for college.
Learning about merit aids —Merit aid is a form of college financial aid that does not consider a student's financial need, but rather is awarded based on academic merit.
Saving for college —Many families put aside money from their paychecks for their child’s future college costs. Whether or not you’ve already started saving, you should know that there are special savings accounts that can benefit you and your child.
How to apply for scholarships —Applying for scholarships is a lot like applying to colleges. You may hear various suggestions about the best way to apply for scholarships. The truth is, what works for one person may not work for another.
Keeping college costs low —In this College Financial Planning webinar, I'll show some options for keeping college costs down, but at the same time not compromising on your child's dreams or aspirations.
About you Hostess
Jothsna Kethar, Academic Coach and College Planner
Coach Jo is an Independent Educational Consultant and College Counselor. She is a certified Tony Robbins Life Coach. She trained to identify children's goals, be their supportive friend and trusted adviser. She has also Trained under Peg Dawson, EdD., a renowned psychologist. She uses this understanding to coach children to discover their strengths to overcome their hurdles and roadblocks on their path to success. She is a certified Meditation Instructor as well and strives to empower parents in their child’s educational journey. She completed her College Counseling course at UC Berkeley.
Building a customized college list is her specialty. She has put her students into affordable colleges, winning merit aid to the tune of $28,000.
About your mentor
Ann Garcia, CFP®, the College Financial Lady
She is a fee-only fiduciary financial advisor. She has helped thousands of families-including her own-saved millions of dollars on college. She is the managing partner of Independent Progressive Advisors, a fee-only financial advisor, and author of The College Financial Lady, a popular blog. Ann and her husband, Bob live in Portland, OR, with their golden retriever. Their twins are away from home attending (affordable) colleges.
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What are other parents saying?
Jo's webinars are very informative and she answers all questions and educates parents on various aspects of the college process.
Jo knows a lot about the college admissions process and shares good information in her webinars.
Hands down, Jo's Webinar was the BEST webinar I've ever attended. Highly recommend.