Parent University to host “Financing Your Child’s Education” Oct. 10

The third year of Broadalbin-Perth’s Parent University series continues with “Financing Your Child’s Education” Wednesday, Oct. 10. The session is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Virtual AP Room at BPHS. This event is geared toward parents/guardians and students in grades 8-12. Students are encouraged to attend with their parent/guardian.

Ben Blowers, financial associate from Thrivent, will discuss how to finance your child’s education. Find out what to expect as your child transitions to college, tips about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), cost of attendance, out of pocket expenses, expected family contribution, need met and gift-aid ratios and how they apply to you.

Parents interested in attending this session are encouraged to complete the online registration form, which helps organizers with planning activities. Information about upcoming Parent University sessions is available on the B-P website.

Parent University is a community collaboration led by Broadalbin-Perth. Through Parent University, Broadalbin-Perth partners with community agencies and organizations to offer free courses, family events and activities that will equip families with new or additional skills, knowledge, resources and the confidence to become full partners in their children’s education. The goal of Parent University is to increase parent involvement in B-P schools and empower parents to raise children who are successful in school and in life. Research has shown that parents can increase a child’s academic success through their involvement with schools and communities. Parental involvement improves student morale, attitudes, and academic achievement across all subject areas.