Teen Programs

Evaluating & Negotiating Financial Aid and Admissions Offers - Information Session

March 25, 2017

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10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
The American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Join us for two FREE info sessions that will help you make the big decision about where you should spend the next 4 years!

PART 1: You Got In, Now What? Determining Your Best Fit College

Ideally every school on your list is a good fit for you, but making that final choice can feel daunting. Learn from college admissions experts how you can narrow down the options using your strengths, interests, and goals, and end up at the best possible school for YOU! Participants will learn how to effectively narrow the options by:

–Identifying the student’s strengths, interests, and goals
–More fully investigating the different colleges in those areas of interest
–Taking advantage of post-acceptance opportunities at each institution

PART 2: After You Get the Award: Understanding Your Offer and Asking for More

The acceptances are rolling in (hopefully!), and so are the financial aid packages, full of confusing terminology. Financial aid experts will help you to make an educated decision on what will work for your college budget and show you:

–How to analyze the financial aid statement and understand the characteristics of each awarded fund
–Tips for differentiating between “financial aid” and “financing options”
–Strategies for determining the real costs of college and the “renewability” of financial aid

Registration is now open!  Click here.

Please enter through the **77th Street entrance of the Museum** (between Central Park West and Columbus Ave) and head to the Kaufmann Theater when you arrive!

This programming is supported by the generous contribution of MetLife Foundation.