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

March 19th, 2018 New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF.org) will be back to give a 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
February 7th, 2018 - The 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 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.

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.

College Overview for Juniors: April 2017

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 educated students and families about the college admissions process. Topics included: narrowing your list, questions to ask on a college tour, college essay pointers, the application timeline and the basics of financial aid.

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