2009
Learn to maneuver through maze of college financing options at "FA 101"

Learn to maneuver through maze of college financing options at "FA 101"
December 16, 2009

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Confused by how you are going to finance your college education (and who isn’t)? Do you shudder at the mention of acronyms like FAFSA, PLUS and EFC? Do you know the difference between a Pell Grant and a Stafford Subsidized loan? Benedictine University has scheduled information sessions from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 13 and Saturday, March 6 to help you navigate the college financial aid process. “Financial Aid 101 – Understanding how to finance your education” will be held in the Birck Hall of Science on the Benedictine University campus. Financial aid counselors and financing experts will explain the complicated financial aid process including: how to file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid); understanding the different types of institutional, state and federal assistance; and what do to if financial aid does not cover the cost of attending college. Parents and students will also be able to schedule an individual financial aid counseling session with one of Benedictine University’s expert financial aid counselors. The sessions are open to all, even if a student does not plan to attend Benedictine University or has yet to select a college. For more information about the sessions, call the Admissions office at (630) 829-6300.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.