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Benefits of a college funding expert speaking at your High School PTO

It has long been said that it takes a village to raise a child, and parents who live in a close-knit community likely understand just how important support is when reaching the college years. Rather than having completely separate and disjointed discussions with college funding experts, adults in the community should consider the merits of bringing one to a Parent Teacher Organization meeting to speak to the whole group at once.

This does not mean that college planning experts should not be considered on a one-to-one basis, but rather that this group approach might be a better starting point for each of the parents and students involved before going into closer conversations. There are several ways in which bringing a college funding expert to speak at a PTO meeting will benefit those in attendance and their soon-to-be high school graduates.

A college funding expert can ease the worries associated with entering higher education.A college funding expert can ease the worries associated with entering higher education.

Core advantages
Of the more common ways in which parents will benefit from hearing the guidance of a college funding expert in a group setting ahead of one-on-one meetings, here are some of the most advantageous:

  • Asking the right questions: Especially if some parents have not gone through the college funding gamut before, the whole experience can be be quite overwhelming. This can make it difficult to know where to begin and which questions to be asking. With a group setting, those one-on-one meetings will likely be far more fruitful and valuable to parents on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Easing fears: Parents would likely take any opportunity to ease the stress of entering college for their children. The International Business Times reported that nearly three-quarters of students entering higher education do indeed fear financial matters regularly. This type of education can go a long way toward calming the nerves of students. 
  • Gaining confidence: USA Today argued that the unemployment situation, cost of living, loan debt crisis and other matters are largely unique to this current generation compared to others. Students and parents need to have confidence going into higher education to really benefit from it. College funding experts can help to instill that credence among a group of parents in a PTO conference. 

Knowledge is power in the fight to most efficiently and intelligently move through the college financial planning processes associated with graduating high school. Allocating one meeting to this type of discussion can boost comfort among all parents involved. 

Never too much information
Again, bringing a college funding expert to a high school PTO meeting can be a great first step toward more intelligent financial management and planning, but it is not the only one. Check out our Smart TrackTM Minute video series, and consider getting in touch with one of our Smart TrackTM college funding experts to confidently and assuredly get a handle on your children's financial future during and post graduation from a higher education facility. Even a small time commitment will pay off big dividends in the end.