|Get suggestions on how to afford college during the College Financial Aid program on Oct. 20 at Mentor Library.|
As of 2014, the average, in-state public college costs more than $23,000 before you got a 4-year degree; and the average private school is twice as expensive.
That price tag is enough to make your eyes cross.
Of course, there are funds available to help, including loans and scholarship, but you still have to know how to get them.
Fortunately, the experts are here to help.
On Oct. 20, a representative from Lake/Geauga Education Assistance Foundation (LEAF) will talk about financing a college education at Mentor Public Library. They will discuss loans, grants and scholarships, explain the differences between the three and tell students the best way to get them.
The talk will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the library’s Main Branch.
The program is free and open to the public, including teens, parents and adults who want to go back to school.
The library asks that people register for the program beforehand. They can do so by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 215 or by visiting Mentor Library’s event calendar.