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How to Pay for College Without Depleting Your Retirement at College Smart Fair 2010

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The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Money Smart Week is coming up, April 17-24, 2010.  I am delighted to collaborate with the Illinois Students Assistance Commission’s College Smart Fair during Money Smart Week 2010.  I will be presenting How to Pay for College Without Depleting Your Retirement.

The ISAC is leading a strong initiative to help people pay for college in Illinois.  Here are the details for the College Smart Fair:


Meeting with Russ Goeltenbodt of the Illinois Student

Friday, April 23, 2010


Saturday, April 24, 2010



UIC Student Center East

750 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607

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Who Should Attend?

  • Illinois high school seniors who have been accepted to public or private colleges or universities, and community colleges. Students must also have a completed FAFSA
  • Parents of students preparing to attend college
  • Students who are returning to college

Who Will be Speaking and What Will They Be Sharing?

Here are a couple videos shot from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, right after a Money Smart Partner meeting.

(Due to compliance reasons, these videos can only by played on the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s YouTube channel)

I will be teaching my topic, “How to Pay for College Without Depleting Your Retirement” at the College Smart Fair on:

Friday, April 23rd from 6:00-6:30pm

Saturday, April 24th from 10:30-11am

The fair would include the following:

University Student Finance Expo

Student Financial Aid and Student Account representatives from Illinois colleges, universities and community colleges


  • Paying for college, understanding the total cost of education
  • Understanding the financial aid process and financial fitness
  • Parent break-out sessions
  • Answering questions for students with special needs

Panel Discussions

  • Student Ambassadors who are currently attending college and know the process
  • Young Illinois Saves and Money Smart Kids entering college
  • University student finance professionals
  • Parents who have children currently attending college and have been through the process

For more information please contact:

Russ Goeltenbodt, ISAC Student Advocate/Financial Literacy Specialist

[email protected]

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For Media Inquires contact:

Matthew Sapaula

[email protected]

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