Paying for College Meeting

College and Career Office

Topic: College Financial Aid Overview

(For Sophomore and Junior Families)


7-8pm, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at the LHWHS Performing Arts Center


Intended audience: Families who are planning ahead and want an overview of paying for college. We will address how financial aid influences where students apply to college. This is not for parents of seniors who have applied to college and are filling out financial aid forms.


The seminar addresses :

  • Types of financial aid
  • How financial need is determined
  • Federal vs.Institutional methodology
  • The importance of income and assets
  • How to avoid scams
  • Estimating your family contribution
  • Need-based vs. merit aid awards
  • Finding a good financial “fit” when choosing a college

Scott Cornwell and Ken Fox, College and Career advisors