DEARBORN, Michigan – Preparing for all the financial needs and issues associated with starting college can sometimes be overwhelming for both teens and their parents. This is why Co-op Services Credit Union is partnering with Accel, which provides financial counseling services, to offer free “College Bound” workshops during April. The Dearborn workshop will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at the Henry Ford Centennial Library, located at 16302 Michigan Avenue.
The workshops will include discussion of setting goals and creating a budget for use on and off campus, calculating college fund needs, identifying sources of college financing, selecting financial options, as well as students building and maintaining a good credit history during college.
“With college costs continuing to rise, most families will need a variety of resources to fund their child’s education,” said Jeremy Cybulski, youth and community development coordinator for Co-op Services Credit Union. “This workshop can help our members and others understand the many options available to them.”
This free College Bound Teen workshop is open to students and their families. Advance reservations, though not required, will be appreciated to help plan for seating and light refreshments. Anyone who responds by April 18 will become eligible to win a drawing for a $25 VISA gift card. To make a reservation or for more information, call Susan Jelic at Henry Ford Centennial Library at 313-943-2336.
Headquartered in Livonia, Co-op Services Credit Union has more than 52,000 members and maintains eight full-service branch offices in the Detroit metro area, including a branch in Dearborn, on Michigan Avenue. Members also have access to more than 3,000 shared branches and 28,000 ATMs nationwide.