Next week marks the start of the Edge's College Readiness Workshop Series, run in partnership with The City of White Plains, Westchester Library System, Tomorrow’s Genius, and the New York State Department of Financial Services. The series will cover five key topics for students and their families: SAT vs. ACT, College Applications, the College Essay, College Financing, and College Repayment:
- SAT vs. ACT (September 27) – These two entrance exams, while similar, have subtle differences that can help you best showcase your academic skills. Learn how to choose between the two, and how to think about the optional essay.
- College Applications–Where Do I Go From Here? (October 4) – The college application process is not complex, but it does include a lot of moving parts. Learn the best way to approach college fairs, tours, interviews, and choosing a major.
- The College Essay–Tips, Tricks and How to Present Your Best Self (October 11) – The college essay is the central showpiece of a student’s application. Learn the practical steps of how to write a strong essay.
- College Financing (October 25) – Discover what is required to complete the FAFSA and explore different sources of aid – grants, scholarships, loans, and NYS programs that can help you out – before and after graduation.
- College Repayment (November 8) – Have you gone to college and need help with your student loans? Learn about available repayment plans, forbearances, deferments, loan consolidation, rehabilitation and student loan forgiveness. Find out about ways to bring your loan out of default and stopping wage garnishment.
These free programs will run from 6:30-8:00 P.M. and will include time for Q&A. Students and parents are both welcome and refreshments will be served. To register, visit the library calendar at https://whiteplainslibrary.evanced.info/.