The IECA summer training institute held their east coast training for newer educational consultants at Swarthmore College from July 29th through August 2nd. The Independent Educational Consultants Association or IECA is a professional organization for independent educational consultants who work with students in private practice. The IECA professional helps families with college decisions as well as decisions concerning local day and boarding schools, schools or programs for students with learning or therapeutic needs, international placements and summer opportunities. Some of these professionals also help with graduate and professional schools.
Fred Amrein was a presenter and spoke at two of the sessions for this training institute. The sessions included an Introduction to Financial Aid and then a class on the Advanced Strategies of Paying for College. This is his 5th year for being an adjunct faculty member for this summer Institute.
Fred is a contributor to the Insights Magazine which is published six times a year. His articles help the members of IECA understand the various issues on college affordability. College Affordability has become a bigger factor in the college decision process.