By Jim Donovan

By Jim Donovan:  Financial literacy organization Clarifi is holding FREE college planning workshops in the Philadelphia region now through November.  The workshops are part of the nonprofit’s college planning service, Clarifi College, and are designed for parents/guardians of high school students.

Clarifi College: College Planning Made Clear will help attendees with the process of planning and paying for college.

Topics will include:

• Selecting a school that offers the best financial aid package

• Exploring funding options, including how to maximize financial aid

• Tips for graduating with less college debt

Additionally, attendees will be shown how to start their own comprehensive plan for attending college.

“The college planning process can certainly be confusing, so our goal is to break it down into manageable steps,” says Chris Chaplin, College Planning Advisor for Clarifi College, who will be leading the workshops. “At the same time, we want to make sure families know about strategies to lessen the amount of debt they take on.”

Here are the dates and locations of each workshop:

Thursday, September 19

Glenolden Library

211 S. Llanwellyn Ave., Glenolden, PA 19036

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Monday, September 30

Marple Public Library

2599 Sproul Rd., Broomall, PA 19008

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Thursday, October 3

Lansdowne Public Library

55 S. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne, PA 19050

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Tuesday, October 15

Springfield Township Library

70 Powell Rd., Springfield, PA 19064

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Tuesday, October 22

Norwood Public Library

513 Welcome Ave., Norwood, PA 19074

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Monday, November 4

Ridley Township Public Library

100 E. MacDade Blvd., Folsom, PA 19033

6:30pm – 7:30pm

To register for these workshops visit  Seating is limited.

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