Making Cents of Your Student Finances: a Workshop on How to Make Your Educational Dollars Go Further!

(Vancouver, October 15, 2012)  The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is pleased to announce an event like no other, addressing the important topics of financial literacy and financial aid entitled: Making Cents of Your Student Finances -- a Workshop on How to Make Your Educational Dollars Go Further! This half day workshop for college and university students with disabilities will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 8:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M., at the Hilton Hotel Vancouver Metrotown, 6083 McKay Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia. 

By attending this workshop, you can learn about:
- Budgeting and managing money while in school
- Borrowing and how to access student Financial Aid Programs
- Saving and financial planning that can benefit you, now and in the future
- Preparing effective scholarship applications that will impress
- How to work with your college’s or university’s Financial Aid/Student Awards office

The workshop will include a keynote presentation by Murray Baker, author of the best-selling book “The Debt Free Graduate.” Baker is a leader in financial planning for post-secondary students in North America with over 165,000 copies of his book sold in Canada."As Canadian tuition costs are rising much faster than inflation, all students must become more astute at managing their money," said Baker. "Students with disabilities however, often incur expenses above and beyond those faced by most students, making it even more imperative that they manage their money wisely.  The NEADS event is an innovative conference that addresses these unique financial issues and provides disabled students with the knowledge and skills they need to mange these particular challenges." 

To register and/or to find out more on this unique event, please visit: Students and professionals are welcome. Professionals will benefit from the learning which they can share with their students with disabilities. Register before November 1st to have a chance to win a $50 coffee gift card; register before November 5th for a chance to with a $50 VISA card.

Making Cents of Your Student Finances: A Workshop on How to Make Your Educational Dollars Go Further!

DRAFT Agenda

9:00 a.m. Welcome from NEADS: Introduction of Moderator and Speakers

9:10 a.m. Moderator: Goals and Learning Objectives

9:15 a.m. Defining your Money Personality – Ice Breaker

9:35 a.m.  Murray Baker - Presentation

10:35 a.m. Health Break

10:45 a.m.  Manoj Bhakthan, Director, Financial Aid and Awards, Simon Fraser University - Presentation on Accessing Financial Assistance for Post-Secondary Study

11:30 a.m. - A Presentation on NEADS' Financial Aid Portal

11:40 a.m.  NEADS' Student Awards Program - A Presentation on Our Unique National Scholarship Program for Students With Disabilities

11:50 a.m.  Wrap-up

12:00 p.m. Break for Lunch

12:30 p.m. NEADS' Annual General Meeting

About Our Main Speaker - Murray Baker:

Murray Baker is a leading North American authority on student financial planning and author of the best seller, The Debt-Free Graduate, a financial survival guide for students, originally published by HarperCollins. Since its release, The Debt-Free Graduate has received overwhelming response, has made it to # 3 on the Toronto Star bestseller list and has now gone to an eleventh edition. Over 165,000 copies have been sold in Canada. In addition to the revised Canadian publication, a U.S edition has also been released.

About NEADS:

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is a registered charitable organization that was established in 1986, with a mandate to support the full access to and participation in post-secondary education and the workforce for post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities in Canada. We fulfill our mandate by conducting research, as well as providing resources and public education. NEADS advocates for increased accessibility at all levels to higher education so that students with disabilities may gain equal access to a college or university and field of study of their choice.  The Association also supports the successful transition of students and graduates with disabilities into the employment market. Within this mandate, the organization works collaboratively with post-secondary stakeholders, other non-governmental organizations, employers, disability service providers and communities that can improve opportunities in higher education and the workforce for persons with disabilities in Canada. NEADS is governed by a national cross-disability board of directors.