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Come to the Affordability Workshop on Oct. 19, 2017

The 2017 All-School BFS Affordability Workshop

Financing Your Children’s Education from Independent School through College

The BFS College Counseling and Enrollment Offices invite parents to our annual AFFORDABILITY WORKSHOP, with expert speaker Mark Kantrowitz. Affordability — how to plan for current independent school tuition and future college tuition — is the focus of this workshop, and the information presented has relevance to all families. A segment on the BFS financial aid program will also be shared.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
8:30am or 6:00pm
RSVP here for either session


Mark Kantrowitz is Publisher and VP of Strategy for, a free website that helps students achieve their college dreams by connecting them with colleges and scholarships. Mark is a nationally-recognized expert on student financial aid, scholarships and student loans. His mission is to deliver practical information, advice, and tools to students and their families so they can make smarter, more informed decisions about planning and paying for tuition. Mr. Kantrowitz has been quoted in more than 10,000 newspaper and magazine articles; he has written four books as well as articles for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, US News & World Report, Money Magazine, and Forbes, among others. He has two Bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Master’s degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)

The same workshop will be held at two different times on the same day. Please choose the one that works best for you. The workshop is approximately 90 minutes in length. Even if you have attended before, you are certainly welcome to come back —  there is a lot to learn and policies and strategies are always changing.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

3rd Floor Conference Room
375 Pearl Street

1st Floor Conference Room
116 Lawrence Street
Child care will be available during this workshop; RSVP required.

* change from BFS printed calendar

Goals of the Workshop:

  • to empower community members with information about effective tuition planning over time;
  • to offer insight and strategies about the national landscape for the financial aid application process [including scholarships, loans, and recent changes you should know about]
  • to paint an authentic picture of the all-school community benefits of the BFS financial aid program.