Going to College and Paying For It is a program developed by Denise Ames, a financial aid counselor at a university in the great state of Texas for all families with children young and old. Denise designed this program with the goal of helping families fully understand and aware of the process for finding and obtaining financial aid for college. Available in both DVD / workbook format, which retails for $50.00 plus $5.00 shipping/handling or as an online subscription for one year's access to the video and workbook material for $25.00. These are identical products you just choose your formatting preference. We received the online subscription.
Once you log into the program you will find access to six videos that are roughly 20-30 minutes in length, along with the corresponding PDF files for the following topics:
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I have to admit that we got a slow start to this program. I myself, was a little overwhelmed with the whole thought of starting this journey. However, once I got on the ball we were well on our way. Marie and I watched the first four videos together and then she watched the remaining two videos on her own. We completed one to two activities for each of the videos which were very helpful to understand the whole big picture of college and financial aid. We found this program tremendously helpful in our college planning and we will be referring back to its principles.
Going to College and Paying For It helps show you how to get as much "free" money as you can. They are going to give it to somebody, why not your family? Check out what my CrewMates thought by clicking the banner below.