Paying for College Panel Discussion

The College Woman's Club will host a panel discussion on ‘Paying for College’ on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Westfield Town Hall Community Room. The discussion will explore different strategies for financing a college education, including the financial aid process, FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Financial Aid) form completion, scholarship opportunities and financial planning basics.

Our panel of subject matter experts will include Maureen Mazzarese, Director of Counseling K-12 for Westfield Schools and Phil Gross (President & CEO) of College Financial Consultants. Together the panelists have decades of experience in helping families navigate the college journey. To register for the event please go to www.cwclubwestfield.org/events

Founded in 1917, the College Woman’s Club of Westfield is dedicated to the mission of furthering the higher education of women and serving the general interests of our local community. For further information about membership, or to make a donation, visit cwclubwestfield.org, or email us at cwc.westfield@gmail.com

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Thu, January 16
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The College Woman's Club will host a panel discussion on ‘Paying for College’ on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Westfield Town Hall Community Room. The discussion will explore different strategies for financing a college education, including the financial aid process, FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Financial Aid) form completion, scholarship opportunities and financial ...

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