Saturday, November 8, 2008

College Prep Series - How To Pay Less For College!

Monday, November 10th 7-8pm
College Prep Series is Back with "How to Pay Less for College!"
Young Adults and their Parents are invited to the Essex Library for the first program of the year with the library’s College Prep Series on Monday, November10th at 7:00pm.

Sam Rosensohn, founder of College Planning Partnership will present “How to Pay Less for College!” As personal finances weaken and lenders get tough, learn which colleges will pay you to attend their schools. Discover how to identify the schools that are offering merit money (money not based on need but based on academic accomplishment) and how to qualify for merit money. Merit scholarships can be helpful in financing your college education. In contrast to need-based grants or scholarships, merit scholarships are awarded to students based on grades, accomplishments or other personal characteristics rather than financial need. Sam, author of the newspaper column College 101, will share with parents and students how to identify the schools that offer merit academic awards and honors programs that they can acquire. Sam will offer school lists, web sites and tips on how to prepare, starting in the ninth grade, for merit money and honors programs.

Most students do not actively seek merit money, because they do not know about this pool of money. They learn about merit money once they’ve been accepted to college. Come to this workshop and get a head of the curve.

Please contact the Essex Library at 767-1560 or to register for this important informational evening.

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