Host a Paying for College Workshop

"Design Your Own Workshop" Toolkit

Thank you for your interest in The Sallie Mae Fund's resources to conduct a Paying for College presentation. Providing college preparation and financial aid information to students and families is an important task, especially because it can often be a daunting topic. Public presentations, like the one The Sallie Mae Fund offers here, can help break down the barriers and provide a basic but essential understanding to those who need college admissions and financial aid guidance.

The Sallie Mae Fund's Paying for College Toolkit was developed to assist high school and financial aid counselors in conducting a Paying for College presentation and to provide an overview to anyone interested in college admissions and financial aid. Students and their families may still need individual counseling sessions, but this presentation is a great start!

Presentation Materials

  • The Sallie Mae Fund's "Paying for College" presentation (PowerPoint, 2.3MB) with presenter notes is a powerful tool for your workshop. It is available in English and Spanish. Please contact to obtain a copy.
  • Free Materials
    Copies of our materials — Mission: Possible!, Educación a tu Alcance, and the Top 10 Tips card — can be downloaded for free.
  • For steps to help you prepare, plan, and schedule a Paying for College presentation, download the Tips for Planning and Conducting a Paying for College Event (PDF, 1KB).

Good luck in your endeavor to help teach America's students about pursuing a higher education! Thank you for your efforts!