Worried About Paying For College? Learn Top Financial Aid Tips

December 3, 2019
Hosted by Candy Messer

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Wouldn’t it be great if you had the financial aid language and tools for a STRESS-FREE college financial aid experience? You do NOT NEED TO WAIT until the senior year in high school to learn about financial aid. Would you like to know what the federal government thinks you can afford to pay for your kid’s education today? Or how much college will cost for any school in the country? How about how your college savings impacts your financial aid eligibility? This program will explore tools and the financial aid vocabulary you won’t get from your kid’s high school counselor. What is the FAFSA and which tax year is used? Know where to go to explore college risks and rewards, aka outcomes - college graduation rates and loan debt as part of your college affordability conversation. Join us for critical financial aid vocabulary and tools and become your family’s financial aid expert. For parents with kids of any age, it is never too early or too late to learn about college financial aid.

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Candy Messer

Candy Messer

Candy Messer is President of Affordable Bookkeeping and Payroll Services. She offers entrepreneurs customized services to meet their varying needs including bookkeeping, payroll, QuickBooks consulting and bill pay services. With more than 20 years of experience, Candy understands the stresses business owners face. By removing the burden of the financial tasks, she gives them peace of mind and the freedom to do what they love.

Candy is co-author of “Business Success With Ease” released in 2013 and “Navigating Entrepreneurship” released in 2014 and was an expert writer for Today’s Innovative Woman and Thriving Women in Business magazines.

Candy was named 2010 Woman of the Year by the Peninsula ABWA, 2011 Entrepreneur Mom of the Year by Today’s Innovative Woman Magazine, and 2012 El Camino Foundation Distinguished Alumni. Affordable Bookkeeping and Payroll was named 2016 Small Business of the Year by the Torrance Chamber and Intuit’s (creator of QuickBooks software) 2016 Firm of the Future.

Candy also serves as President of the South Bay Business Women’s Association. She is married with two grown children, a grandson, and lives in California. When not running her company or the association, Candy enjoys reading, crocheting, logic puzzles and spending time with friends.

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