CHILD HEADED OFF TO COLLEGE? JIM KASTER, DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID, SHARES INFORMATION AND TIPS ON APPLYING FOR AID. THIS SESSION IS INTENDED FOR PARENTS OF HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS AND SENIORS.Wednesday, October 9, 201310:00-11:30 AMHillel Multipurpose Room FAFSA ? EFC ? COA ? 529 Plans ? CSS/Financial Aid PROFILEand more! The world of paying for college can seem like a foreign place with unfamiliar acronyms and terminology. Planning ahead and having a working knowledge of the “system” can put parents and students ahead of the curve. Jim Kaster, W&L’s Director of Financial Aid, will offer an overview of financial aid basics, including types of financial aid (grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study). He will explain needs-based versus merit-based aid as well as the different kinds of loans. Common misconceptions and useful tips will be discussed.