Melissa Neal, Estill County High School counselor announced that she has scheduled Making It Count’s “Ultimate Money Skills: College Funding” program for parents of students who are in their freshmen through senior year of high school. Making It Count, an educational service provider for parents and students and a business unit of Monster Worldwide Inc. (MASDAQ: MNST), is teaming up with Bank of America, one of the world’s largest financial institutions to provide the free, one-hour presentation on Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the ECHS auditorium.
“Ultimate Money Skills: College Funding is designed to help parents gain an understanding of how the college financing process works, including options available to develop a college funding strategy, how to plan for and manage all college costs and different types of financial aid available. Parents will learn how to send their child to college without risking their financial future.
“A student’s entry into higher education after high school is a key transitional period for both students and parents alike,” said JR Cifani, vice president and general manager of Making It Count. “Our goal with Ultimate Money Skills: College Funding is to assist the parents by providing sound financial options and solutions for the major investment that a college education demands.”
Last year more than 500 high schools across the country hosted Making It Count’s college financing seminar. On average, parents rated the value of the ideas presented in the program a 9.3 on a ten-point scale.