Do you know what the acronyms SUNY, CUNY, and FAFSA stand for? If you attended the 11th Grade Parents’ College Night on Thursday, December 10, 2015, then you certainly do. Aside from this important jargon and other vital college application vocabulary, Mrs. Jayme Stewart and Ms. Janet Rooney of the York Prep College Guidance Office, spent the evening dispensing valuable information to the parents of this year’s juniors. When it comes to the application process, the class of 2017 need not fear because the master plan is in place.
While the evening might have come off as a whirlwind of data, from SAT prep to tutoring services, phone numbers, websites and the like, parents and their students can rest assured that everything they heard will be available via Edline. What can’t be recreated online, however, is the opportunity to ask the experts in person all of the burning questions that nag at any parent facing the very daunting task of helping their child get into the college of their dreams. And who better to ask than the person who literally wrote the book on the subject?
Parents went home loaded down with brochures for colleges, pre-college programs, art/film/music programs and lots to think about over the coming winter break. With the junior college class starting in the spring semester, now is the time for 11th grade parents to get ready for their little ones to start becoming grown ups. Now is the time for students to begin doing their own research, setting their own appointments, asking their own questions, and advocating for their own future.
But don’t worry parents, your job is not done yet! Now is also the time to think about financial planning and the York Prep College Guidance Office brought in the big guns to help you get started. At the end of Thursday’s presentation, Mrs. Stewart introduced Mr. Kal Chany, the author of Paying for College Without Going Broke and the founder and president of Campus Consultants Inc. For over 30 years he has personally helped thousands of clients get the most for their trouble as the experts on financial aid planning. He along with Mrs. Stewart and Ms. Rooney gave York parents the best advice in the business and, luckily for them, are always just a short email away!