Financial Aid Expert Returns with Valuable College Planning Advice for Area Families

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Industry specialist returns with tips, options in midst of shrinking student aid resources

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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.

Lake Trust Credit Union will welcome back financial aid expert Melissa Hunt for a free seminar on “How to Prepare, Pay & Stay in College,” on Monday, November 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Grand Haven High School located - 17001 Ferris Street, Room 0165.

Hunt, a college financial aid specialist with over 20 years experience in the financial services industry, will discuss a variety of student financial aid topics, including scholarships, grants, federal student loans, and private student loans, and share practical advice on the frequently confusing application process. 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.

“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.”

Hunt is passionate about addressing the financial needs of young adults. She serves as the Vice President of Client Relations and Education at Credit Union Student Choice, Lake Trust’s student lending partner. She combines her many years of youth outreach experience with extensive product knowledge to deliver important financial education that’s easy to understand and applicable to the situations in which many families find themselves.

This seminar has consistently received positive reviews, giving Hunt outstanding grades. “Very informative. I had absolutely no clue on any of this information. I feel so much less anxiety now,” said Lake Trust member Erika Vallance after attending Hunt’s spring seminar.

The seminar is free and open to the community, but seating is limited. Register today by calling 888.267.7171 or by visiting laketrust.org/Seminars.

Lake Trust Credit Union, as Michigan’s fourth largest credit union and headquartered in Lansing, stretches from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron 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 laketrust.org.

Contact:
Linda Fliehman
517.267. 7172 or Cell: 803-0170
Lfliehman(at)laketrust(dot)org

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