Admissions & Financial Aid: What it Takes to get into College Today at the Somers Library
NEW DATE: Tuesday, May 5, 6:30 pm—8:00 pm. 
NOTE: If program is cancelled due to Covid-19, a webinar option will be made available. Patrons must register to be given access to webinar.

Presented by Stephanie Mauro of College Planning 101. In this class you will learn:

  • A time-line for success—where you should start in the college planning process.
  • How important are SAT & ACT tests and how they can make college affordable
  • What the more selective colleges really want to see in your student’s application.
  • The financial aid systems and how they work and why it’s important to have your expected family contribution (EFC) calculated BEFORE your student visits colleges
  • How to maximize your student’s potential to receive scholarships, grants, and forms of merit aid
  • The differences between the FAFSA and CSS Profile financial aid forms and how they affect the cost of college
  • What financial aid really means to a family and how need is determined
  • The parental, student and other family assets that take away from qualifying for financial aid
  • The differences between the federal and private loan programs
  • How it’s possible to attend a Private College for a Public College Price.
  • Two case studies showing how college planning makes a difference

And much, much more!
Seating is limited.  Registration is required.  Please go to our online calendar here or email us at

Our programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through your donations. Thanks for your support!
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