Five Things To Know: College Planning Workshop

Teens and their parents who want to learn more about college and how to pay for it can attend a college planning workshop next month.

Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian St., is hosting the workshop at 6 p.m. Feb. 8.

Jessica Smith, teen librarian, tells you what you need to know:

Who can attend?

Parents and teens (grades 6 to 12)

What should students bring to the workshop?

Paper and pencil for taking notes (we’ll have extra available)

Is there any preregistration required?

Registration is encouraged. They can register online on our events calendar or by calling. The website is

What should people expect to learn?

The program will address parents biggest concerns regarding paying for college – how to find the right school, how to apply for scholarships, how to get the most financial aid, and how to avoid life-time debt.

Why is this workshop an event you wanted to host?

The idea of applying to college can be scary and confusing for both teens and parents, especially financially. We want them to be aware of their options and hopefully make things a little easier to understand.