Meeting the challenge of college costs

In "Conquering the Challenges of College Costs," a presentation of the Glenbard Parent Series, families can learn how to save on college and minimize debt.

The discussion begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Glenbard West High School, 670 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn.

Frank Palmasani, author of "Right College, Right Price" and creator of the financial fit online program, will highlight steps families can take to save thousands of dollars in college costs and pay for college without excessive debt.

This seminar will combine the latest information about scholarships, financial aid, student loans, and the college search process when financial issues are a factor.

Also, Ercilia Jonas of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will present a financial aid workshop in Spanish from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 23 at Glenbard West.

All parents and students are encouraged to attend. Free continental breakfast and baby-sitting will be provided. For educators, CPDUs are available.

For information, visit or contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard High School District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at (630) 942-7668 or

If you go

What: "Conquering the Challenges of College Costs"

When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23

Where: Glenbard West High School, 670 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn

Cost: Free

Info: (630) 942-7668 or

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