Fred Amrein PACAC Speaker

PACAC had Fred Amrein, as a speaker for the January 11th, 2016 professional development workshop.  The PACAC workshop was held for Secondary School Counselors and included topics on financial aid, loans, grants and discounting. Some of the ideas covered during the workshop were: Know how colleges award the various types of aid. Understand different types…

2017 New Year’s Resolutions

The year will soon change to 2017.  Winter break is a great time to reflect about your life in 2016 and set your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions for the upcoming year.  For the high school and college student, this also means reviewing your academic goals and making sure you are headed in the right direction. …

Refinancing Your Student Loans

Fred Amrein was quoted in the Learn Vest article written by Moira Lawler, titled “Checklist:Consider refinancing your Student Loans? 5 Questions to Ask First”.  The November 16th, 2016 article gives consumers five questions you should get answers to before you refinance your student loans.  In the article, Fred is quoted on the topic of the…

Will Trump make College more Affordable?

On November 14th 2016, Fred Amrein was quoted in the CBS Money Watch article titled, “Will Trump make College more affordable?”  The article was written by John Wasik and the author discusses higher education in relation to Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign topics.  Mr. Wasik wrote about the possible changes that might occur within the current…

Student Loan Borrowers: Preventing Student Debt

Today, most families will have to finance a larger part of their college education through various student loan programs.  Currently, student loan borrowers total approximately 43 million Americans with debt exceeding 1.3 trillion dollars.  Colleges have entrance and exit loan counseling for all students who receive federal loans.   Some colleges have also gone the extra…