Speakers

We have speakers at many of our monthly meetings on topics ranging from College Planning and Financial Aid to CyberSecurity.  Please check this site and the weekly ASD Bulletin for details of upcoming events.  All are welcome! 

Recent Speakers

College Overview for Juniors: April 5th Program

At our April 5, 2017, Debra Castonguay of the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF.org) spoke on this topic.

The program covered selecting colleges and applying for admission, which can be overwhelming. There are applications to be completed, deadlines to meet, essays to write and policies to understand. This session is intended to educate the student and family about the college admission process. Topics include: narrowing your list, questions to ask on a college tour, college essay pointers, the application timeline and the basics of financial aid. Attendees will receive The College Insider.

Early College Planning

At our December meeting we hosted Debra Castonguay, a College Planning and Outreach Specialist with the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF.org).  She gave an overview of the college application process and what to keep in mind when considering the financial aid opportunities that may be available for your student at each school.  

Here is a link to her presentation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqbznlBhq68&index=9&list=PLD90BF366BFB634DE


Paying for College 101:

At our March meeting we hosted Debra Castonguay, a College Planning and Outreach Specialist with the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF.org).  This evening program helps families understand and evaluate financial aid packages. We discuss such issues as reporting outside scholarships, financing options, avoiding scholarship scams and writing special circumstance letters. Attendees will receive assorted reference materials.