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What’s the Real Cost of College? How to Plan Now

Paying for college doesn’t have to be overwhelming. If college is in your future, you’ll want to join this webinar where NSHSS partner Sallie Mae will show you how to create a workable plan to pay for college that’s also responsible. You will learn about:

  • Saving for college–it is never too late!
  • How to select a college and how much it will cost
  • FAFSA®–what, why, and how
  • Understanding a financial aid offer
  • How to find and apply for scholarships and grants–FREE $$$
  • Education loan options
  • Free tools and resources to make the process easier


View the webinar recording.

Presenter - Christopher Earnshaw

Director of Relationship Management, Sallie Mae

Chris Earnshaw has served as Director of Relationship Management at Sallie Mae for six years. Based in the upstate New York area, Chris works with high schools, colleges, and universities throughout the northeast to educate students and families on planning and paying for college. Prior to Sallie Mae, Chris served in similar capacities at KeyBank and JP Morgan Chase Bank. Chris also has extensive on-campus experience, serving as Assistant Director of Financial Aid at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island and Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York. Chris is active in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut’s State Financial Aid Associations and is passionate about helping students understand the college financial aid process and completing their FAFSAs. Originally from Rhode Island, Chris earned his BA from Rhode Island College and MBA from Providence College and now lives in Saratoga County, New York with his wife and two young children.