Richmond Senior High School has announced that it will host the “Making College Financial Planning Count” program for parents of high school students. Making It Count, an educational service provider for parents and students and a business unit of Monster Worldwide Inc. is teaming up with Bank of America, one of the world’s largest financial institutions to provide the free, one-hour presentation Monday at 7 p.m. at Richmond Senior High School in the cafeteria.
Principal Cory Satterfield is excited about the seminar, especially in light of the turnout at the RSHS College Night held October 12.
“I was so impressed with the number of students and parents who came out to College Night.” Satterfield said. “ Our counselors believe it was the largest crowd in the history of the event. We hope that a number of our parents will come out to learn more about how they can finance college education. There are grants, work-study, scholarships, loans, and other types of financial aid."
The seminar is designed to help parents gain an understanding of how the college financing process works, including options available to develop a college funding strategy, how to plan for and manage all college costs and different types of financial aid that are available.
Parents will learn how to send their child to college without risking their financial future.
“A student’s entry into higher education after high school is a key transitional period for both students and parents alike,” J.R. Cifani, vice president and general manager of Making It Count, said. “Our goal with Making College Financial Planning Count is to assist the parents by providing sound financial options and solutions for the major investment that a college education demands.”
Last year, more than 500 high schools across the country hosted Making It Count’s college financing seminar.
More information about the presentation can be found online at http://mcfc.makingitcount.com.