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Trent University to Offer Seminar for Students on How to Finance Postsecondary Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Money Talks seminars held at Peterborough and Durham campus to teach students and their families about financial aid options

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

After resounding success last year, Trent University will host a second annual Money Talks presentation, a free seminar designed to teach families and students looking ahead to their first-year of university about the number of financial aid options to pay for their education.

The Money Talks seminar is hosted by Trent’s Financial Aid Office and will be held at both Trent’s Peterborough and Durham – GTA campuses. The seminars are free to attend and will cover topics such as OSAP, scholarships, grants and other financial sources and resources that are available to incoming students. There will also be a discussion on other tips that could be helpful in paying for education.

The presentation is geared towards students who are planning to attend university in fall 2017 and all are welcome to attend the seminars, including those planning to attend institutions other than Trent University.

“This is an exciting time for students as they prepare to begin this new chapter in their lives, but it can also be stressful given all the costs involved with going to college or university,” said Christopher Rooney, manager of Operations and Client Services in the Office of the Registrar at Trent University. “Last year, we decided that we wanted to help students and their families understand all the financial components that are a part of post-secondary education, and alleviate some of that stress by helping them see that education can be affordable if they know what is available for them to help pay for it.”

Details for both sessions are as follows:

Peterborough Campus

·       Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

  • Room: Blackburn Hall - Room 126

Durham Campus

·       Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

·       Room: Main Building - OSH 125

All interested students are asked to register for the Money Talks seminar series by visiting trentu.ca/moneytalks. Students and families unable to attend are invited to contact financialaid@trentu.ca with questions about financing their education.

About Trent University

One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Trent consistently ranks #1 for scholarships and bursaries in the Maclean’s Magazine University rankings primarily undergraduate category, and is recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.

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Kate Weersink, media relations & strategic communications officer, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x6180 or kateweersink@trentu.ca

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