If anybody is interested in checking out a webinar that I did earlier this week on shrinking the cost of college — a favorite topic of mine — you can watch it now.
I pulled together the webinar for Kaplan Test Prep and it was free and open to the public. I spoke for about 45 minutes on these sorts of topics:
- It’s not always the most financially needy students or the smartest teenagers who get the biggest price cuts.
- Published college price tags are meaningless. Some people will pay $50,000 for a pricey school and some will pay a fraction.
- When evaluating schools, one of the important statistics to look at is the average percentage of financial need a college typically meets .
- What the largest sources of college money are. Hint: it’s not private scholarships folks.
I’ve you’re interested in seeing my presentation, the link is below. The introductory remarks by a Kaplan instructor take about three minutes so please be patient.
If you listen to the webinar, I’d love to hear what you think.
Need Your Help…..
Also I could use your advice as I develop college planning webinars for families with teenagers throughout the country via the extension service at University of California San Diego. I want to make the webinars as helpful as possible so I’m eager to hear what topics teenagers and parents would like me to cover. Any thoughts? Please share.
New York Appearances
Finally, I’m going to be a guest on The Early Show tomorrow on CBS talking about college. The spot is supposed to be on at about 8:30 a.m. So please check it out if you can.
Oh…..and I’ll be speaking about making college more affordable at an event tonight in NYC for The ArtsEdge, a college consulting firm for students in the visual and performing arts.
Lynn O’Shaughnessy is the author of Shrinking the Cost of College. She also writes a college blog for CBSMoneyWatch and US News. Follow her on Twitter.