Families and students have an opportunity learn how to reduce collegecosts when Romeoville High School hosts college planning expert Joseph Orsolini and his free program “Don’t Pay the College Sticker Price” at 7 p.m. Nov. 13.
“For many families, college tuition is the largest expense they will ever face,” Orsolini, a Certified Financial Planner and Certified College Planning Specialist, said. “In this program, I introduce the three key areas of opportunity to reduce the overall cost of a college education.”
Although the escalating pace of tuition inflation has become downright terrifying, Orsolini points out that parents do not have to tackle this daunting financial challenge alone. The college financial aid system, which includes scholarships, grants, student loans and tax-saving opportunities, was designed to help relieve this expensive burden.
“Unfortunately, most families stumble uninformed into the collegeplanning years, lacking the proper knowledge to take advantage of these financial opportunities,” he said. “These parents end up paying much more than necessary for their children’s college education. I’m here to tell families that they don’t have to pay the college sticker price, and I want to educate them about the college financial aid system.”
Throughout his presentation, Orsolini focuses on strategies to help families and students maximize need-based financial aid eligibility, target the right colleges for merit-based financial aid, and exploit tax-saving opportunities. “It’s important for families to realize that the financial aid system won’t come knocking at their door,” Joe emphasizes. “You must take the initiative to learn the ins and outs of the system.”
Reservations are not necessary. The RHS Guidance Department program is open to anyone.