The Teen Years and Beyond

...Parenting Adolescents and Planning for College

Our lunchtime seminars will help you develop the parenting style that best meets your teen's needs, and provide you with a wealth of information and practical suggestions to navigate through these exciting but challenging life experiences.

Paying for College

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Building 76-156; The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Presenter – Shannon Vasconcelos, M.A.; Senior Manager, College Finance, College Coach

While students are working diligently to get into college, parents—and some students—are facing the daunting question of how much college will cost. This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the various resources and strategies families use to cover college expenses. Families will learn:

  • Where financial assistance comes from and how to maximize eligibility
  • How aid eligibility is determined and tricky caveats hidden in the fine print
  • The most effective way to appeal the initial financial aid award or negotiate for more funds
  • Effective strategies to employ when spending assets on college tuition
  • Key considerations when selecting the right education loan

Personalized one-on-one consultations with a College Coach Expert on the topic of Paying for College will be available the following days on campus:

  • Thursday, October 26, 2017
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Student Loan Repayment Strategies

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Building 76-156; The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Presenter – Jeanne Mahan, M.S.; Senior Manager, College Finance, College Coach

Student loan debt has an overwhelming impact on the lives of graduates and parents alike. This workshop will examine ways in which graduates and parents can manage education debt and guide borrowers’ successful transition from college to repayment. Attendees will learn:

  • How to identify repayment responsibilities for each loan
  • Methods for reducing monthly payments 
  • Strategies for identifying cash flow that can be used to prepay education debt 
  • Ways to avoid becoming delinquent and defaulting on education debt, even during times of personal economic hardship 
  • The best resources for managing and maintaining a repayment strategy

Personalized one-on-one consultations with a College Coach Expert on the topic of Student Loan Repayment Strategies will be available the following days on campus:

  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017

All About IEPs (Webinar)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Presenter – Carolyn Romano, J.D.; Special Education Practice Leader, torchlight

Under federal law, eligible children with disabilities have a right to special education and related services to meet their unique needs. This webinar will help you understand both the process for developing and creating your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) and your role in ensuring your child’s success in school.

When School is Hard - Learning, Attention and Organizational Issues (Webinar)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter – Lori Day, M.Ed.; Educational Psychologist and Consultant with Lori Day Consulting

Is your child struggling in school? Do you suspect this isn’t just a case of your child’s needing to “try harder?” This webinar will help you understand the learning, attention, and organizational issues that can affect your child’s school experience, as well as the strategies and resources that are available to assist.