Public workshop to focus on ‘Cutting College Costs’
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Aug 26, 2013 | 824 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bowater Employees Credit Union (BECU) and Lee University are offering a workshop about “Cutting College Costs” on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The event is open to the community and will be presented at the Rose Lecture Hall on the Lee University campus.

This event is open to the public, and especially to any high school students or parents of high school students planning to attend college in the future, or for any students entering college in the fall and their parents.

Parents and students will learn how to save money and avoid financial traps when sending kids to college. Topics include: “Selecting the Right School,” “Choosing the Right Major,” “Mistakes Students Often Make,” “Funding Options Students Often Ignore” and “Costly Traps to Avoid.”

The information will be presented by Laura Coleman, accredited financial counselor from LFE Institute.

BECU is sponsoring the event in conjunction with Lee University. There is no cost to attend.

“Financial education is a part of our mission,” said BECU’s Kim Gunter. “We regularly offer financial seminars for our members, but this is such an important and timely topic that we wanted to open it up to the entire community.”

Space is limited. To reserve seats, call Gunter at 423-665-1016 or email her at Include name, phone number and the number of seats to be reserved. The Rose Lecture Hall is inside the School of Education, on the corner of Parker and 15th streets.

BECU is a federally insured credit union offering savings, checking, loans and financial education to those who live, work or go to school in the counties of Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe and Polk. BECU has three branches, more than 14,000 members and $142 million in assets. To learn more about BECU and its services, call 423-336-7268 or visit