College admissions program at DHS

Written by Administrator
 | Wednesday, 12 March 2014 20:48
Do you get stressed just thinking about the college admission process? Do you wish someone could help your family create a timetable to stay organized? Do you have questions about finances or early admission? Duxbury High School and The Parent Connection have teamed up to present a college admissions program for parents and students, from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at Duxbury High School. The two-part program begins with a presentation from MEFA, the Massachusetts Education Financing Authority. Topics to be discussed include student loans, 529 plans, applying for financial aid and how your savings impacts your student’s eligibility for loans. This portion of the program will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. and is free of charge. The second part of the evening features Marilee Jones, a college admissions consultant, former admissions director at MIT and author of “Less Stress, More Success.” Jones will discuss how to focus on the right fit, rather than the “best” college. She will also provide perspective on essays, testing, early admissions, deferrals and how to guide your teen through the process. Marilee’s presentation will take place from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. in the auditorium of the Duxbury Middle School. Tickets will be sold at the door for $7.