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! 

Announcing Speakers for 2017-2018 School Year

October 4th, 2017 New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF.org) will be back to speak on Financial Aid. This will be open to parents  of  and Juniors and Seniors students.

In collaboration with the NH Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NHASFAA) Speaker's Bureau, this evening presentation helps families navigate through the financial aid process. Emphasis is placed on how to apply for aid and the types of aid available. Funding options, scholarship searches and the importance of deadlines are also discussed. Attendees will receive a copy of the Financial Aid Insider.

December 6th, 2017 New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF.org) will be back to speak on Early College Planning. This will be open to all parents and students of ASD.

It is never too early to start to plan for a college education. During this presentation, we share strategies for academically preparing for college. In addition, helpful tips on researching colleges and majors are discussed. A preview of the financial aid process completes this program. Attendees will receive a copy of the College Insider.



February 7th, 2018 New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF.org) will be back to speak on Paying For College 101. This will be open to parents and Senior students.

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.

March 7th, 2018 New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF.org) will be back to speak on College Overview for Juniors. This will be open to parents and High School students.

Selecting colleges and applying for admission 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.


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, 2016 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, 2017 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.