College Counseling Workshop: College Financial Aid

March 9, 2021

The first of five upcoming college counseling workshops will focus on college interviews

What you need to know about College Financial Aid

Join us this Wednesday, March 17, for the next in the College Counseling Office’s series of webinars about the college application process.
This month, College Counselors Brooke Libby (She/Her) and Maggie Davis (She Her) will be joined by Michael Keaton of Drexel University and Kristi Ryan from Harvard College to talk about all things Financial Aid. We hope to see you then. Please register for the Zoom session below.

College Representatives Presenting


Michael J. Keaton

Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Drexel University (He/Him)

Mike Keaton began his admissions career in 1998 as an Admission Counselor at Wentworth Institute of Technology. He also served as Assistant Director of Admissions at Northeastern University before moving to Haverford College in 2001.  During his 11 years a Haverford, Mike held several roles, including Senior Associate Director of Admission and Director of Multicultural Recruitment. In 2012, Mike “switched sides of the desk,” and spent 5 years at Friends’ Central School as Co-Director of College Counseling. In 2017 Mike returned to admissions at Drexel University. Mike is a former PACAC Summer Institute Faculty member and has presented at both NACAC and College Board conferences. He has a keen interest in the representation of college admissions in media and popular culture.


college repKristi Ryan

Assistant Director of Financial Aid and Senior Admissions Officer, Harvard College  (She/Her)

Growing up in a small college town in Vermont, Kristi developed a passion for higher education at a young age. After working as a classroom teacher and coach for nearly ten years, Kristi found a home in Harvard’s Admissions and Financial Aid Office, where there is a focus on improving access and removing barriers to higher education. She earned her bachelor’s degree in physics from Bowdoin College and a master’s in education from Harvard University. She lives with her husband and two daughters in the Boston area.


What you need to know about College Financial Aid:

How it works, how and when to prepare and apply—and how you might predict your family’s eligibility. We will also unpack the differences between need-based aid and merit aid.

Wednesday, February 17 | 8 pm

Register in advance for this webinar!

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