Financing College: Navigating the Pathways

This course covers the essentials of navigating basic financial aid applications, including the FAFSA and CSS Profile; as well as, pre-planning tools such as net price calculators and FAFSA4caster. 

The course will equip college access counselors with an understanding of how to evaluate and interpret post-application financial aid award packages. This foundational knowledge will provide the resources necessary to guide students and families in understanding college affordability, reducing college cost, and personal financial literacy to maintain affordability. 


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42886 Jennie Kim, Mia Bradford Online Online; asynchronous modules with one required synchronous session (See tab below) Thursday, September 20, 2018

Instructor: Jennie Kim

Jennie Kim is the associate director for the Center for College Readiness at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. She started her work in the Philadelphia Teaching Fellows, teaching English literature and composition to middle and high school students in high-need Philadelphia public and charter schools. She transitioned to working as a College Readiness Coordinator, preparing first-generation urban students for higher education. She has most recently worked as a school counselor, advocating for college access, diversity, and student wellness. She is a National Certified Counselor and holds an MSEd in School and Mental Health Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania, an MEd in Multicultural Education from Eastern University, and a BA in English from the University of Michigan.

Term: Fall 2018

Start Date: Sept. 20, 2018

End Date: Oct. 04, 2018

Schedule: Online; asynchronous modules with one required synchronous session (See tab below)

Fee: $350

Early Registration: $325 if registering by June 20

Late Registration: $375 if registering after Sept. 5

Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 10

Continuing Education Units (CEU): 1.0

Participants may choose to attend one of the following required sessions:

  • Sunday, September 30, 7-8 p.m. Central time
  • Monday, October 1, 7-8 p.m. Central time

This course utilizes the Canvas platform and includes the use of high-quality videos. For maximum performance, we recommend these system requirements for the Canvas platform.

If your operating system does not meet the system requirements set forth, we cannot guarantee a quality learning experience. Please verify that your computer meets the minimum requirements prior to registering for the course.

The Financing College: Navigating the Pathways online course is intended to educate participants about the basics of the college admissions/advising process. This course will not increase the likelihood of admission to Rice University and is in no way affiliated with the Office of Admissions.