Parents learn how they can afford to send their students to college

January 16, 2015

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Parents may not think a private school education is affordable. But it can be.

Every year, students attend Benedictine University and earn the degree they deserve through the financial assistance, competitive scholarships and personal advising we provide. At Benedictine, more than 97 percent of all incoming freshmen receive some form of institutional financial assistance. Ninety percent of all full-time undergraduates receive some form of financial aid.

We work with students and their families to help them navigate the financial aid options that are available.

To simplify and provide the most pertinent information available about this aspect of college planning, Benedictine will host a free Financial Aid 101 workshop from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center on the University’s main campus at 5700 College Road in Lisle.

In conjunction with “Financial Aid 101,” Benedictine is hosting a Saturday Preview Day from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on February 7.

During “Financial Aid 101,” financial aid counselors and financial experts will explain how to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); the different types of institutional, state and federal assistance; and what options are available if financial aid does not cover the full cost of attending college.

Parents and students will also be able to schedule an individual financial aid counseling session with one of the 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.

During the Saturday Preview Day event, attendees can meet with an admissions counselor to discuss Benedictine University’s renowned academic programs, the admissions process and requirements, applying, scholarships and financial aid, and take a guided tour of campus. Attendees can explore their areas of interest by meeting with members of various academic departments.

Benedictine University promises its students an affordable and attainable undergraduate education infused with the Benedictine values, faculty who make student learning their first priority, a support system dedicated to their success, comprehensive preparation to enter the job market, and a diverse, caring community in which they can become better learners, leaders and world citizens.

To RSVP for Financial Aid 101, visit ben.edu/FA101. For more information, contact (630) 829-6300 or admissions@ben.edu.

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Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls more than 5,000 students in 59 undergraduate and 23 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the seventh consecutive year in 2017. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.

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