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College Starter Workshops

Scholarships and Awards: Sticker Price, Net Price and the Financial Aid in Between

Monday, April 17 @ 6:30 pm

This workshop will provide case studies to illustrate the difference between a college’s sticker price v. net price while defining and examining the various types of financial aid, i.e. unsubsidized loans, subsidized loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study. In addition, we will dissect how to earn “free money” aid and how to interpret financial award letters.

The College Application: Spotlight on the Extracurricular Profile and Recommendation Letters

Monday, May 8 @ 6:30 pm

This workshop will provide details for how a student’s extracurricular profile and recommendation letters can best enhance their overall college applications. Through clear examples, we will examine the best ways to shine a spotlight on a student’s extracurricular activities. In addition, participants will learn who is best to seek out for college recommendation letters, how and when to approach them, and how self-reflection forms can help ensure the best possible letters are written.

Participants in this workshop will leave with guided materials to help support them when creating extracurricular profiles and completing self-reflection forms.

Please sign up at the Reference Desk or call 914-631-7734.