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Legacy Foundation sponsors presentation by national expert on college admission and financial aid

Families in Lake County have a unique opportunity to learn ways to pay for college by attending a free workshop at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Drive in Hammond.

The workshop will be presented by Dave Murray, president of the National Center for College Costs. Murray is a nationally recognized expert on college admission and financial aid.

Legacy Foundation, Lake County’s Community Foundation, is sponsoring these workshops to make this important program available free of charge to all Lake County students and their families. High-school sophomores, juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend. Students from throughout Lake County have benefited from these workshops over the last seven years.

The 75-minute workshop will answer questions about preparing for the college admissions and financial aid processes. Every family participating will receive a College Costs Estimator, a program that analyzes each family’s unique financial situation to provide strategies and advice that take the fear out of the college cost issue.

“This program can show parents options for financing college that they might not know about otherwise,” said Harry J. Vande Velde III, president and chief executive officer of Legacy Foundation. “We want to help families find ways to make college an attainable goal.”

For more information about the college costs workshop, call Legacy Foundation at (219) 736-1880 or e-mail maerts@legacyfoundationlakeco.org. No registration is required.

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