Host a Workshop
Do you have your own group?
Gather a group of your friends, neighbors, fellow church members, synagogue members, club members, or work associates for an early evening college funding and preparatory workshop. Depending on the size of you gathering, our team of academic and financial experts will provide 90 minutes of useful ideas, information and strategies that will help college bound students to plan and pay for college.
College: An employee/client priority
At Oracle College Planning, we work every day with parents who are concerned about how they will find the right college fit for their son or daughter–and how they will find the money to pay for it.
In a recent study by the Sallie Mae Education Institute, 31 percent of parents surveyed said their child’s college education was their “highest priority.”
According to the Princeton Review “Colleges Hopes & Worries Survey,” 51 percent of parents surveyed agreed that financial aid (education loans, scholarships or grants) will be “extremely necessary” to help pay for college.
DE-STRESS YOUR EMPLOYEES/CLIENTS
Financial Concerns are often cited as a primary cause of employee and client stress. And because stress related to finances can negatively impact employees’/clients’ and professional lives, employers are increasingly looking for opportunities to provide personal financial education.
At Oracle College Planning, we believe that sharing college preparation information, and becoming a resource to employees is a valuable “benefit” that contributes to good financial wellness.
Our free, one-hour workshops address the changing landscape of the college admissions and financial aid process- and offer proven strategies that employees can apply to their family’s college search. These workshops are offered at no charge to companies or their employees and include:
- Strategies for identifying a “best college fit” for your child
- Creating top college choices that are affordable
- How colleges award money
- Maximizing financial aid from all sources
Plus, participants receive practical information that will help them make the most of college visits, meet deadlines for applications and financial aid forms, and negotiate with colleges to increase their financial aid packages.
Current Workshops and Webinars
In this workshop, you will learn:
- How to pick colleges that will give you the best financial aid packages
- How to send your child to an expensive private university for less than a state school
- Which assets are taken into consideration when the U.S. Department of Education calculates your Expected Family Contribution
- How to pay for college in a failing economy without relying on 529 plans, expensive private student loans or raiding your retirement accounts
- How to get ahead by developing a customized plan to meet all the college costs you will incur as a family
- How to lower your “out-of-pocket” costs and get the maximum amount of money from each school