Expert to Bring Area Families Much Needed College Planning Advice

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Industry Specialist to Provide Tips, Options for Higher Education Students

As the cost of a college education continues to rise and traditional funding sources get harder to find, Lake Trust Credit Union will host a no-cost seminar with financial aid expert Melissa Hunt at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, at the Brighton District Library, 100 Library Dr., across from Meijer. The seminar will not only explain various forms of student financial aid, including scholarships, grants, federal student loans, and private student loans, but also provide practical advice on the application process.

“In these challenging economic times, it’s more important than ever for students and families to fully understand their financial aid options and plan accordingly,” said Hunt. “By maximizing no- and low-cost financial aid, choosing student loans carefully, and developing proper money management skills, it’s still possible for students to leave college with a bright financial future and not just a mountain of debt.”

With more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Melissa Hunt is passionate about addressing the financial needs of young adults. Hunt serves as the Vice President of Business Development at Credit Union Student Choice, Lake Trust’s student lending partner. She combines her many years of youth outreach background with extensive product knowledge to deliver important financial education that’s easy to understand and apply. Hunt has been a featured speaker across the United States and has helped thousands of families maximize free and low-cost sources of financial aid while providing much-needed education on the role of private student loans in filling funding gaps.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring this valuable resource to our members,” said Nicole Piche, Lake Trust’s Student Lending Specialist. “The cost of higher education continues to rise, and we are happy to create valuable education and dialogue around its funding process. We encourage the community to bring their questions and are confident they will be answered by our expert.”

This seminar is free and open to the community, but seating is limited. So, register today by calling 517.267.7171 or visiting

Lake Trust Credit Union, as Michigan’s fourth largest credit union and headquartered in Lansing, stretches from Lake Michigan to Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. More than $1.6 billion in assets and 21 branches strong, Lake Trust provides its almost 158,000 members best-in-class products and offers individualized, trust-based member service. Membership is open to anyone within its 35-county service area. Learn more about Lake Trust Credit Union at


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