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The Educator Toolkit for College Financial Planning During COVID Times

Monday, November 2, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

The Educator Toolkit for College Financial Planning During COVID Times

Presented by Sabrina Manville, Co-Founder and COO, Edmit, and former AVP, Southern New Hampshire University; Seth Brecher, School Partnerships Lead, Edmit, and former College Summit Teacher and Department Chair, Duke Ellington School of the Arts; and Jack Duval, Chief of Staff, Edmit

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Navigating the college financial aid process has been complicated and confusing for years, but the pandemic has made it even more so. High school advisors, already overstretched with caseloads as high as 500 students, are finding it challenging to keep up with the fast pace of changing requirements and trade-offs. Should students stretch financially to attend the best school they can, even if they are studying online? What scholarships and merit aid are available and which schools are most likely to offer them? What is the impact of test-optional admissions on financial aid? How has the pandemic impacted the financial health of colleges and how will that change admissions and aid for the coming cycle? Should students consider delaying matriculation for a year and working instead, or attend a community college?

This edWebinar, brought to you by the experts behind Edmit, the industry-leading college financial aid app, will provide high school teachers and counselors with an overview of the post-COVID college-finance landscape. It will also introduce participants to a FREE toolkit of digital resources and services that will support them in their work with students and families. This presentation will be hands on and participants will walk away with access to the tools they need to help their students find the best financial fit for their post-secondary journey.

This edWebinar will be of interest to high school teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, college advisors and counselors, and guidance counselors. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

 

Sabrina ManvilleAbout the Presenters

Sabrina Manville is the chief operating officer of Edmit. Sabrina was previously an AVP at Southern New Hampshire University and the award-winning College for America program. She has worked with leading higher education institutions throughout her career, with experience in the non-profit, corporate, and technology and publishing sectors. She has an MBA from Stanford University and a BA in religious studies from Yale University.

 

Seth BrecherSeth Brecher is the director of partnerships at Edmit and, in this capacity, manages Edmit’s high school partnerships. Seth previously worked at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington D.C. for over a decade as a College Summit teacher, department chair, and partnerships manager. As a passionate college access advocate, Seth coached hundreds of students and families in an effort to find the best academic and financial match. Seth is a DC Teaching Fellow, a Flamboyan Foundation Family Engagement Fellow, and was honored with the DCPS Inspirational Educator Award. Before transitioning to the world of education, Seth was an investment banking analyst and marketing manager. Seth earned an MA in education from George Washington University and a BA in economics and history from Vanderbilt University.

 

Jack DuvalJack is Edmit’s chief of staff, working closely with the educator success team, focusing on building partnerships and streamlining internal processes. He has been working at Edmit for almost a year and a half, starting as a Software Engineering intern, then working part-time while in school. This year, however, Jack has decided to take time away from pursuing his B.S. in Computer Engineering at Northeastern in favor of exciting and relevant work experience! He has also spent time working in tech-support at Northeastern University and handled personal and business sales at Apple. In his free time, he enjoys producing music, reading sci-fi and fantasy books, and working on electronics projects.

 

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EdmitEdmit is an online resource that uses data and personalized advising to help high school students find the best financial fit for college. Edmit’s platform helps students get more financial aid and graduate with less debt.

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