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Spring 2015 Program Offerings


How to Pay For College:  Now and In the Future

Stephanie L. Wells, Director of Community Outreach, MEFA (Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority)
Bernie Pekala, Director of Student Financial Stragtegies, Office of Student Enrollment, Boston College

Join Boston College and the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) experts exploring effective ways to pay for college expenses. An overview of the college payment process, including the details of financial aid award letters, the college billing cycle, options to pay the bill, and how to minimize debt will be discussed. 

This session will be valuable to those whose children have been accepted to colleges and are determining which option to choose as well as those who are looking ahead regarding how to best financially prepare for future college expenses.

Before the seminar, be sure to visit MEFA's website - MEFA.org - to download a copy of the seminar presentation and explore other tools and resources to assist you in the college planning process. And if you're at the decision-making point, make sure to bring your financial aid award letters to the seminar to get all of your questions answered after the presentation.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
10:00 am-11:30 am
Walsh Hall Function Room

University-wide Competencies
People Development and Continous Learning

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Preventing Burnout
Martha P. Deering, MA, CAGS, LRC/CRC, LADC-I/CADAC-II, DOT Qualified SAP

Burnout is a very specific kind of reaction to stress, often caused by the difficulties in the workplace, long hours, or prolonged intense activities, further complicated by personal life concerns.  

This session will help participants to:

  • Define and understand the nature of burnout
  • Recognize the symptoms and causes of burnout
  • Assess their own burnout potential
  • Learn techniques to combat burnout
  • Develop personal coping skills to remain healthier

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Walsh Hall Function Room

University-wide Competencies
People Development and Continous Learning

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