The fourth annual College Goal Tennessee 2017 – Building Your Future will be on Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UTC University Center at 615 McCallie Ave.
PEF, UTC and partners are hosting this free college planning and financial aid workshop as part of the nationwide "College Goal" initiative. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided. On-site registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Last year, more than 300 people attended the conference which informs families and educators how students can succeed in college and how to apply for financial aid.
Participants will receive free on-site assistance completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) - the federal financial aid form that students and parents are required to file for students to be eligible to receive any state or federal assistance. College students and their parents are encouraged to attend as well.
Some of the workshop titles will include:
Show Me the Money: Financial Aid 101
Paying for College: Steps after the FAFSA
Applying to QuestBridge
Low Stakes Placement Testing
Music and The Arts in Postsecondary Education
Navigating The Campus Social Scene
Life After High School
How to Find More Money for College Now
How to Overcome Summer Melt
Primary Means to Promote Your Child’s Well-Being
Georgia State University’s Innovative Approach to Access Research
Realizing Dreams: Non-cognitive Factors Promoting a Positive Postsecondary Education Experience
UT-Chattanooga College Tour
Don’t Be Basic: Self-Marketing Fundamentals for the Job Search
"During this free, half-day conference, students and their supporters will learn from experts and each other how to be successful in college,” says PEF’s Stacy Lightfoot. “Topics will range from financial planning for college and navigating applications to what employers look for in potential hires, and much more. Business leaders, college admissions, and financial aid experts will lead the sessions. This conference will confront real topics that affect the persistence of college students."
Participants can register at www.surveymonkey.com/r/CGTN2017. This free workshop is sponsored by PEF, UTC, Chattanooga State Community College, HCDE, YoungandWiser, Inc., edsouth, FAFSA Frenzy, Girls Preparatory School, Naviance by Hobsons, SACAC (Southern Association for College Admission Counseling), TSAC (TN Student Assistance Corporation), and TCASN (TN College Access & Success Network).
For more information, contact PEF VP of College & Career Success Stacy Lightfoot at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-648-4443.