Financial Aid Webinar

Webinar: How Does our Family Pay for College During COVID-19?

Date: April 22, 2020

Co-sponsored by Hawai‘i P-20 and The Chamber of Commerce Hawai‘i

The impact of COVID 19 is taking an economic toll on our families and many are wondering how they can now afford to pay for college. This webinar will provide guidance and insight on how college can be affordable even during this crisis and itʻs not too late to apply. Join speakers Frank Green and Gus Cobb-Adams who will provide answers to questions regarding college admissions and affordability, as well as what steps families can take to see if they qualify for financial aid, including completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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Frank Green, Financial Aid Outreach, University of Hawai‘i West Oahu
Frank has been a practicing Financial Aid Counselor in Hawaii for 30+ years. He is one of the state’s foremost experts on student financial aid and is respectfully referred to as the ‘Godfather of Financial Aid’.  He has assisted thousands of students and families with completion of the FAFSA and continues to conduct Financial Aid nights at High Schools throughout the state. He has served as the President of the Pacific Financial Aid Association (PacFAA), President of the Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (WASFAA), whose members are the student financial aid administrators of colleges and universities in the states of California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho and the Pacific Islands and a member of the Executive Board for the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).  He has been recognized for his contributions to the financial aid profession at the state, regional, and national levels.

Gus Cobb-Adams, College Application and Transition Specialist, Hawai‘i P-20
Gus is a student/parent advocate and resource who has spent a career identifying financial aid opportunities to help defray the cost of a college education. With over 19 years of experience working in Scholarships and Financial Aid programs, he is a statewide speaker and representative for the Scholarship ‘Aha series that brings Native Hawaiian financial aid/scholarship opportunities together in one place in your community. He brings a unique perspective and skill set that communicates clearly about accessing endowed, private/corporate scholarship programs, non-profit scholarship programs, with state and federal resources together to pay for college. His work at Hawai‘i P-20 is focused on developing and implementing programs for students to help prepare them to successfully transition from high school to postsecondary.


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