East Brunswick Public Library: The Path Toward College
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

East Brunswick Public Library: The Path Toward College

Join College GPS for an information-packed workshop explaining the benefits of early college planning. The Path toward college is not always clear, even for the best and the brightest. Learn what you need to know to help your child:

  • The importance of early college planning
  • How to lower the overall cost of college
  • When to get started
  • How to select colleges
  • How to increase the chance of acceptance
  • What you need to know about financial aid forms
  • How to prepare for the financial aid process
  • Surprising information about financial aid qualification
  • The importance of test scores
  • The college application process
  • How to guide your student through the process

The material covered in this workshop is applicable for parents of middle school through high school juniors. Please come prepare to take notes.

 

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East Brunswick Public Library: The Path Toward College For STEM Majors
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

East Brunswick Public Library: The Path Toward College For STEM Majors

Join College GPS for an educational workshop focused on the pursuit of STEM. 80% of new jobs created over the next decade will require STEM skills. Learn the information you need to help your student pursue their dream of a STEM career.  Good grades are not enough to ensure acceptance. Early planning is crucial to success for STEM students. This workshop will cover the following to help you and your student prepare for college:

  •  How to determine which areas of STEM are a fit
  • What colleges look for in STEM students
  • What you can do to increase your chance of acceptance
  • Determining a strategy for testing
  • How the college application process differs for health professions
  • Why it is important to plan for graduate school while still in high school
  • How to get to medical school
  • An overview of the financial aid process
  • The importance of early planning
  • How to select colleges

This material covered in this workshop is suitable for families of middle school through high school juniors. Please come prepared to take notes.

 

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Everything You Need To Know About Student Loans
Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

Everything You Need To Know About Student Loans

Join CollegeGPS and the Old Bridge Public Library for an educational workshop covering what families need to know about borrowing for college. College costs continue to rise, making college less affordable than ever before. If you haven't saved enough to cover the cost of 4+ years of college, you are like most. Attend this workshop to learn your options regarding borrowing for college. You'll discover:

  • private vs federal loans
  • who can borrow
  • which lenders are suitable
  • how much can you borrow
  • important consideration when borrowing
  • important considerations for cosigning
  • your credit and your ability to borrow
  • interest captalization
  • forbearance
  • repayment options
  • fixed vs variable
  • guidelines for safe borrowing
  • and so much more
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The Path Toward College - St. John Vianney High School
Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

The Path Toward College - St. John Vianney High School

Join College GPS for an information-packed workshop explaining the benefits of early college planning. The Path toward college is not always clear, even for the best and the brightest. Learn what you need to know to help your child:

  • The importance of early college planning
  • When to get started
  • How to select colleges
  • How to increase the chance of acceptance
  • What you need to know about financial aid forms
  • How to prepare for the financial aid process
  • Surprising information about financial aid qualification
  • The importance of test scores
  • The college application process
  • How to guide your student through the process

The material covered in this workshop is applicable for parents of middle school through high school juniors. Please come prepare to take notes.

 

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The Path Toward College - Old Bridge
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

The Path Toward College - Old Bridge

Join College GPS for an information-packed workshop explaining the benefits of early college planning. The Path toward college is not always clear, even for the best and the brightest. Learn what you need to know to help your child:

  • The importance of early college planning
  • When to get started
  • How to select colleges
  • How to increase the chance of acceptance
  • What you need to know about financial aid forms
  • How to prepare for the financial aid process
  • Surprising information about financial aid qualification
  • The importance of test scores
  • The college application process
  • How to guide your student through the process

The material covered in this workshop is applicable for parents of middle school through high school juniors. Please come prepare to take notes.

 

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The Path Toward College
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

The Path Toward College

Join College GPS for an information-packed workshop explaining the benefits of early college planning. The Path toward college is not always clear, even for the best and the brightest. Learn what you need to know to help your child:

  • The importance of early college planning
  • When to get started
  • How to select colleges
  • How to increase the chance of acceptance
  • What you need to know about financial aid forms
  • How to prepare for the financial aid process
  • Surprising information about financial aid qualification
  • The importance of test scores
  • The college application process
  • How to guide your student through the process

The material covered in this workshop is applicable for parents of middle school through high school juniors. Please come prepare to take notes.

 

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Ocean County Library, Brick Branch: A Parents' Guide to Early, and Not-So-Early, College Planning
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Ocean County Library, Brick Branch: A Parents' Guide to Early, and Not-So-Early, College Planning

  • Ocean County Library, Brick Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join College GPS for an information-packed workshop explaining the benefits of early college planning.  There is so much more to college planning than saving for college.  Workshop attendees will learn:

  • The advantages of early planning
  • How to get started
  • The cost of procrastination
  • How to select colleges
  • The financial aid forms you will need to complete
  • The 3 formulas used by colleges and how they impact your eligibility for aid
  • Surprising information about financial aid qualification
  • How to guide your child through some of the most important decisions they will make
  • Smart steps parents can take now to prepare for the FAFSA

The material covered in this workshop is suitable for families of middle school through high school juniors.  Please come prepared to take notes.

You can register for this event  by calling the library: 732-477-4513.

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Point Pleasant Borough Branch, Ocean County Library: A Parents' Guide to Early, and Not-So-Early, College Planning
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Point Pleasant Borough Branch, Ocean County Library: A Parents' Guide to Early, and Not-So-Early, College Planning

  • Ocean County Library, Point Pleasant Borough (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join College GPS for an information-packed workshop explaining the benefits of early college planning.  There is so much more to college planning than saving for college.  Workshop attendees will learn:

  • The advantages of early planning
  • How to get started
  • The cost of procrastination
  • How to select colleges
  • The financial aid forms you will need to complete
  • The 3 formulas used by colleges and how they impact your eligibility for aid
  • Surprising information about financial aid qualification
  • How to guide your child through some of the most important decisions they will make

The material covered in this workshop is suitable for families of middle school through high school seniors.  Please come prepared to take notes.

You can register by calling the library: 732-295-1555

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Old Bridge Library: A Parents' Guide to Early, and Not-So-Early, College Planning
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Old Bridge Library: A Parents' Guide to Early, and Not-So-Early, College Planning

Join College GPS for an information-packed workshop explaining the benefits of early college planning.  There is so much more to college planning than saving for college.  Workshop attendees will learn:

  • The advantages of early planning
  • How to get started
  • The cost of procrastination
  • How to select colleges
  • The financial aid forms you will need to complete
  • The 3 formulas used by colleges and how they impact your eligibility for aid
  • Surprising information about financial aid qualification
  • How to guide your child through some of the most important decisions they will make

The material covered in this workshop is suitable for families of middle school through high school seniors.  Please come prepared to take notes.

 

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Old Bridge High School, Don't Fear The FAFSA
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Old Bridge High School, Don't Fear The FAFSA

You may have heard that the new, earlier FAFSA goes live October 1st.  Will you be ready for it? Families of high school seniors, and anyone returning to college for the 2018-19 academic year, will complete this important financial aid form to determine their financial aid eligibility. Every family should fill out the FAFSA. Attend this workshop to learn why. 

This information-packed workshop will eradicate the fear associated with the FAFSA as College GPS walks you through the steps necessary to complete the FAFSA utilizing detailed screenshots of what you will encounter when completing your own FAFSA.  You will learn about changes to the FAFSA and how they will directly affect your family and pick up useful tips to make the process easier.  If you need to complete a FAFSA, you can't afford to miss it.

The material presented in this workshop is suitable for the parents of high school seniors and any parents who want a preview of the FAFSA process. Please come prepared to take notes.

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St. John Vianney High School, Don't Fear The FAFSA
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

St. John Vianney High School, Don't Fear The FAFSA

You may have heard that the new, earlier FAFSA goes live October 1st.  Will you be ready for it? Families of high school seniors, and anyone returning to college for the 2018-19 academic year will complete this important financial aid form to determine their financial aid eligibility. Every family should fill out the FAFSA. Attend this workshop to learn why. 

This information-packed workshop will eradicate the fear associated with the FAFSA as College GPS walks you through the steps necessary to complete the FAFSA utilizing detailed screenshots of what you will encounter when completing your own FAFSA.  You will learn about changes to the FAFSA and how they will directly affect your family and pick up useful tips to make the process easier.  If you need to complete a FAFSA, you can't afford to miss it.

Please come prepared to take notes.

 

 

 

 

 

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Union Public Library: A Parents' Guide to Early, and Not-So-Early, College Planning
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

Union Public Library: A Parents' Guide to Early, and Not-So-Early, College Planning

Join College GPS for an information-packed workshop explaining the benefits of early college planning.  There is so much more to college planning than saving for college.  Workshop attendees will learn:

  • The advantages of early planning
  • How to get started
  • The cost of procrastination
  • How to select colleges
  • The financial aid forms you will need to complete
  • The 3 formulas used by colleges and how they impact your eligibility for aid
  • Surprising information about financial aid qualification
  • How to guide your child through some of the most important decisions they will make
  • Smart steps rising high school seniors can take now to prepare for the FAFSA

The FAFSA can be filled out as early as October of a student's senior year.  Learn what you can do to prepare now so you'll be ready.

The material covered in this workshop is suitable for families of middle school through rising high school seniors.  Please come prepared to take notes.

You can register by clicking the registration button below or by calling the library directly.: (908) 851-5440 ext. 3

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Ocean County Library Toms River Branch: A Parents' Guide to Early, and Not-So-Early, College Planning
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Ocean County Library Toms River Branch: A Parents' Guide to Early, and Not-So-Early, College Planning

  • Ocean County Library Toms River Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join College GPS for an information-packed workshop explaining the benefits of early college planning.  There is so much more to college planning than saving for college.  Workshop attendees will learn:

  • The advantages of early planning
  • How to get started
  • The cost of procrastination
  • How to select colleges
  • The financial aid forms you will need to complete
  • The 3 formulas used by colleges and how they impact your eligibility for aid
  • Surprising information about financial aid qualification
  • How to guide your child through some of the most important decisions they will make
  • Smart steps rising high school seniors can take now to prepare for the FAFSA

The FAFSA can be filled out as early as October of a student's senior year.  Learn what you can do to prepare now so you'll be ready.

The material covered in this workshop is suitable for families of middle school through rising high school seniors.  Please come prepared to take notes.

You can register through the library's website: http://bit.ly/2sNHgI9

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A Parents' Guide to Early, And Not-So-Early, College Planning
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

A Parents' Guide to Early, And Not-So-Early, College Planning

Join College GPS for an information-packed workshop explaining the benefits of early college planning.  There is so much more to college planning than saving for college.  Workshop attendees will learn:

  • The advantages of early planning
  • How to get started
  • The cost of procrastination
  • How to select colleges
  • The financial aid forms you will need to complete
  • The 3 formulas used by colleges and how they impact your eligibility for aid
  • Surprising information about financial aid qualification
  • How to guide your child through some of the most important decisions they will make
  • Smart steps high school juniors can take now to prepare for the FAFSA
  • How the 2017-18 FAFSA could differ quite drastically from last year's

The FAFSA can be filled out as early as October of a student's senior year.  Learn what you can do to prepare now so you'll be ready.

The material covered in this workshop is suitable for families of middle school through high school juniors.  Please come prepared to take notes.

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Are You Ready For College?
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Are You Ready For College?

Join College GPS for an information-packed workshop explaining the benefits of early college planning and college readiness for all grades.   There is much more to college planning than saving for college.  Workshop attendees will learn:

  • The advantages of early planning
  • The cost of procrastination
  • When to get started
  • How to select colleges
  • Strategies for saving money on the cost of a college education
  • Surprising information about financial aid qualification
  • What high school juniors should to be doing right now and over the summer
  • Important steps to prepare for the FAFSA before summer vacation

The material covered in this workshop is suitable for families of middle school through high school juniors, and seniors who have not completed the process. Please come prepared to take notes and register below.

 

 

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A Parents' Guide to Early College Planning
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

A Parents' Guide to Early College Planning

  • Old Bridge Township Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join College GPS for an information-packed workshop explaining the benefits of early college planning.   There is much more to college planning than saving for college.  Workshop attendees will learn:

  • The advantages of early planning
  • The cost of procrastination
  • When to get started
  • How to select colleges
  • Strategies for saving money on the cost of a college education
  • Surprising information about financial aid qualification

This material covered in this workshop is suitable for families of middle school through high school juniors. Please come prepared to take notes and register below.

 

 

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College Planning the Right Way
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

College Planning the Right Way

  • Old Bridge High School Grade 9 Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This information-packed workshop at Parent University will be held in 2 sessions  (7:10 - 8:00 and 8:05 - 8:55)  and will explain:

  • When you should begin college planning
  • What college really costs
  • How to avoid overspending on college
  • Public vs private colleges
  • How to navigate the admission and financial aid process
  • How to determine if you qualify for financial aid
  • An overview of the financial aid forms every family needs to complete
  • FAFSA, EFC, COA and other important terms you need to know

Parents of 8th - 11th graders cannot afford to miss this. Please be prepared to take notes!

 

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Old Bridge High School, Don't Fear The FAFSA!
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Old Bridge High School, Don't Fear The FAFSA!

You may have heard that the new, earlier FAFSA goes live October 1st.  Will you be ready for it? Families of high school seniors, and anyone returning to college for the 2017-18 academic year, will complete this important financial aid form to determine their financial aid eligibility. Every family should fill out the FAFSA. Attend this workshop to learn why. 

This information-packed workshop will eradicate the fear associated with the FAFSA as College GPS walks you through the steps necessary to complete the FAFSA utilizing detailed screenshots of what you will encounter when completing your own FAFSA.  You will learn about changes to the FAFSA and how they will directly affect your family and pick up useful tips to make the process easier.  If you need to complete a FAFSA, you can't afford to miss it.

Please come prepared to take notes.

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