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Library to host workshop for parents on paying for college

The White Oak Library District Romeoville branch will host a session on "How to Pay for College Without Going Broke" on Thursday, Dec. 6.
The White Oak Library District Romeoville branch will host a session on "How to Pay for College Without Going Broke" on Thursday, Dec. 6.

Parents of a high school student looking to go to college might want to attend a workshop on how to pay for it at the White Oak Library Branch in Romeoville on Thursday.

Members of My College Planning Team will hold the workshop, “How to Pay for College Without Going Broke.”

The workshop will cover little-known strategies that might not have been covered in regular college planning workshops. Attendees will learn new strategies available for families for planning, saving or paying for college.

Nowadays, college students are collectively saddled with about $1.3 trillion in student loan debt. That’s an average of about $37,000 per student. My College Planning Team aims to help families realize what the best fit is for their student and what is the most affordable choice.

According to My College Planning Team, college costs have increased at twice the rate of inflation year after year and the average student takes about six years to get a four-year degree.

It also will include new material about important changes in higher education and how they impact college families. Both parents are encouraged to attend.

The hourlong seminar starts at 6:30 p.m. The Romeoville White Oak Library is at 201 W. Normantown Road.

There will be other seminars Dec. 13 at the New Lenox Public Library and Jan. 8 at the Homer Glen Public Library.

For information on My College Planning Team and to schedule a consultation, visit mycollegeplanningteam.com.

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