Learn to maneuver through maze of college financing options at “FA 101”

Learn to maneuver through maze of college financing options at “FA 101”
December 10, 2010

Phil Brozynski
(630) 829-6094

Financial aidLisle, Illinois ~ Confused by how you are going to finance your college education (and who isn't)? Do you shudder at the mention of acronyms like FAFSA, PLUS and EFC? Do you know the difference between a Pell Grant and a Stafford Subsidized Loan?

Benedictine University has scheduled information sessions from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 22 and Saturday, February 26 to help you navigate the college financial aid process. "Financial Aid 101: Understanding how to finance your education" will be held on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center on the Benedictine University campus.

Financial aid counselors and financing experts will explain the complicated financial aid process including: how to file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid); understanding the different types of institutional, state and federal assistance; and what do to if financial aid does not cover the cost of attending college.

Parents and students will also be able to schedule an individual financial aid counseling session with one of Benedictine University's expert financial aid counselors. The sessions are open to all, even if a student does not plan to attend Benedictine University or has yet to select a college.

For more information about the sessions, call the Admissions office at (630) 829-6300 or e-mail admissions@ben.edu                                                


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 53 undergraduate majors, 13 graduate and four doctorate programs. Benedictine University is ranked as a Top School in the Midwest (11th in Illinois) for Master's Universities, 12th in the Midwest (and sixth in Illinois) for Racial Diversity, and eighth in Illinois for Freshmen Retention for 2011 by U.S. News & World Report.