Free workshop will offer parents advice on paying for college

September 17, 2009

DEARBORN / Sept. 17, 2009---Through a joint effort between the University of Michigan-Dearborn and the Dearborn Public Schools, parents will have the opportunity to attend a free workshop that will provide valuable information on how to start saving for a college education.

The “Pay 4 College: College Education Savings Workshop,” is geared toward parents who have children in kindergarten through second grades and want to start planning today for their child’s higher education.

The session, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at the Michael Berry Center, 22586 Ann Arbor Trail in Dearborn Heights. The event will get under way at 7 p.m. and include time for questions and answers before concluding at 8:30 p.m. 

Financial planning experts from UM-Dearborn’s Office of Financial Aid, the Michigan Education Savings Program and private sector financial planners will be on hand to talk with parents and provide information on how to start planning for college today. Several topics will be covered during the workshop, including potential college costs in the years 2020-2022, how starting now can make a big difference, and the differences between private and state sponsored saving plans.   

For more information about the workshop, call the UM-Dearborn at 313-593-5170 or the Dearborn Public Schools at 313-827-3006.

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CONTACT: Tom Hoyt
PHONE: 313-593-5542
The Office of University Relations
Room 1040, Administration Building
University of Michigan-Dearborn