College for Parents

College for Parents

***NEW THIS SPRING 2023***

College for Parents provides information that parents can discuss and share with their college bound students.  Specifically, Parents will get access to monthly classes that provide financial support and resources to parents, guardians, educators and students while navigating the college process.  MCC is here to help you get off to an informed start for you and your child's college journey.  Topics covered:

  • Financial Literacy for Parents
  • State School Savings
  • Direct and Indirect Expenses in College
  • AP, CLEP, Dual Enrollment & Early College Credit
  • Alumni Experiences
  • Athletic Scholarships
  • Tuition vs. Fees

 

Please contact ellisl@middlesex.mass.edu for questions or suggested topics.


Spring 2023 College for Parents Schedule of Events


Credit Management
Explore your credit profile and learn all the details behind a credit score.  Understand what banks expect, and review the process that all three credit bureaus use to report.  Take the necessary steps to ensure you are a better credit risk and develop tools for long term financial independence. (10 hours) $119 

2/8-3/1    5:00pm-6:30pm     Wednesday     
Online w/class meeting times

Course Number: PER 591 75   CRN: 20255       

   
Alumni Experiences
Hear the unique stories of three alumni of Middlesex Community College.  Navigating the college process as a parent is never an easy one! Join us for a 90 minute session where you get to hear and ask questions of alumni of Middlesex.  Learn about their decisions to attend an in-state community college, how they were able to decide upon a program of study, transferring options and career pathways.  Let this be your first step in supporting your teens during the college process. (90 minutes) $45

3/22   6:00pm-7:30pm   Wednesday   
Bedford Campus, Henderson Hall, Room 113
Course Number: PER 588 30   CRN: 20254

 

What is FAFSA and Why is it Important?
This class will explain what is FAFSA, application deadlines, how to obtain an FSA ID and what documents parents will need to assist their child in completing the Financial Aid application. Please Note: This is a hyflex class which means you can enroll for face to face or virtual.   (1 hour) $39

4/5   6:00pm-7:00pm   Wednesday    Hyflex/Lowell Campus, Cowan Center, Room 214
Course Number: PER 587 80    CRN: 20256

Other ways to pay for school
This class will explore different student employment options from job offerings on Handshake, to work-study opportunities. This course will also cover how to lower out of pocket expenses and research scholarship offers. This is a hyflex class which means you can enroll for face to face or virtual.  Please Note: This is a hyflex class which means you can enroll for face to face or virtual.  (1 hour) $39

4/12   6:00pm-7:00pm   Wednesday      Hyflex/LowellCampus, Cowan Center, Room 214
Course Number: PER 586 80   CRN: 20257

 

How Much Does College Really Cost?
This class will cover the direct and indirect college expenses, how to understand the student bill, tuition and fees and what expenses can be waived and what courses/majors can accrue additional charges. Please Note: This is a hyflex class which means you can enroll for face to face or virtual.   (1 hour) $39

4/19   6:00pm-7:00pm   Wednesday      Hyflex/Lowell Campus, Cowan Center, Room 214
Course Number: PER 585 80   CRN: 20258

 

iGrad: Financial Management Tool
This is an introductory class into iGrad.  What is iGrad and how iGrad can help students obtain financial stability.  Please Note: This is a hyflex class which means you can enroll for face to face or virtual. (1 hour) $39

4/26 6:00pm-7:00pm Wednesday   Hyflex/Lowell Campus, Cowan Center, Room 214
Course Number: PER 584 80   CRN: 20259

           




Last Modified: 1/8/23