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College Financial Workshop Series for Grier Families

Grier has contracted with Paul Martin,  founder of College Money Method  , to offer six workshops this school year to our students and families to assist in navigating financial aid, FAFSA, CSS, aid eligibility, and more. These online workshops are exclusively for our Grier students and families! 

The first workshop "Achieving Success with your Financial Aid Applications" takes place Monday, October 11, 2021, at 8:00PM EDT. 
About the College Money Method presentations

Presenter Paul Martin is founder of College Money Method, a financial advisory focused on helping families with college affordability and the financial aid process. A graduate of Harvard and MIT, his passion for this work stems from his own experience going through it alone as a first-generation college student. He partners with private and public schools to provide education and resources on financial aid and paying for college to students and families of all economic backgrounds

Paul is a member of the National College Advocacy Group, a non-profit composed of financial planners focusing on college access and affordability. He is also the President of First-Generation Harvard Alumni and the Founder of First-Generation Alumni of MIT, two organizations that offer mentorship to first-generation students as they trailblaze through college.

Achieving Success with your Financial Aid Applications, the first workshop in the series, is aimed at 12th grade students. This presentation provides answers to questions about navigating the process and provides steps to successfully complete financial aid applications.  


  • Understand the process and how the colleges use your application to determine financial aid awards.
  • Learn key differences between FAFSA and CSS Profile applications and which colleges require each.
  • Know what financial information does and does not need to be reported for each application.
  • Ensure accuracy and avoid common mistakes to increase your financial aid eligibility.

Current families, please visit the College Prep & Scholarships page on myGrier to locate the Zoom link for this presentation or reach out to College Counselor Mrs. Suzanne Lyke.

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