Monday, March 28, 2016

Early College Planning Night Recap- 2016

Early College Planning Night, sponsored by the Burlington High School Guidance Department, was well attended. Parents of students in Kindergarten through 8th grade were present. Jonathan Hughes from MEFA gave a very detailed and informative presentation. Many facets of financial aid were covered. Click here to view a copy of the slides covered that night.

Jonathan discussed the College Navigator Web-Site which gives tuition prices, % of students receiving merit aid and % of students receiving need based aid. We encourage parents to further research this web-site. The other two hot topics of the night were the Massachusetts U Fund 529 Plan and the U Plan Prepaid Tuition Program. One quote that resonated with the audience was " Children are 3 times likelier to enroll in college and 4 times more likelier to graduate if their parents save for them". 

For Parents that missed the event it will be televised and streamed on BCAT.  Please see BCAT for times.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Early College Planning Seminar

On Thursday March 24th, 2016 at 6:30 P.M. the Burlington High School Guidance Department will sponsor an Early College Planning Seminar for parents in grades K through 8. A representative from the Massachusetts Educational Financial Authority , also called MEFA, will discuss saving for college, specific ways to do so and how that relates to financial aid. We look forward to see you at the Burlington High School Auditorium.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Burlington Scholarship Program Breakfast

The BHS Guidance Department cordially invites parents to join us for the next Guidance Breakfast called the"Burlington Scholarship Program Breakfast". The breakfast will be held in the BHS Guidance College and Career Center at 8:30AM on Wednesday March 9th, 2016.   This breakfast is designed for the parents of seniors and will briefly cover the scholarship application process, but will serve as more of a question and answer session. Please RSVP by calling 781-270-1780. We look forward to seeing you