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Priceless Education on a Budget with Richard Montauk (ages 12–adult)

Sat April 8 @ 14 h 00 - 15 h 30

Learn about how to gain an elite education without breaking the bank.

During this presentation with guest Richard Montauk, parents and teens will explore the options for financing a university education in top schools. We’ll take a look at the options (from graduating college early to attending free(ish) colleges).

This presentation will include an overview of co-op programs, starting at community college, undergraduate options in the U.S., undergraduate degrees abroad, combining programs, and more.

Although the focus of this presentation is strategic in nature, it will be filled with examples illustrating how to strategically plan for a university education, and how to plan financially.

Note: this presentation will not cover the usual, insufficient solutions to the problem: getting need-based financial aid, merit aid, or third-party scholarships, or saving for college in a tax-efficient manner. Instead, we’ll look at dozens of inexpensive options at both the undergraduate and graduate levels (while retaining our focus on elite universities).

Substantial time will be available at the end of the presentation for questions.


About Richard Montauk: Richard Montauk is the author of a series of best-selling guides, all published by Prentice Hall, including How to Get Into the Top Colleges and How to Get Into the Top MBA Programs. His most recent books include College Interviews: The Definitive Guide and Getting into Brown: Successful Applicants’ Essays, Resumes, and Interviews. He received a BA in literature from Brown University, an MA in government from Harvard, an MS in finance, and a JD from Stanford Law School. Pursuant to a graduate fellowship, he also studied at the London School of Economics and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (University of London). After graduating from Stanford, Richard worked as a corporate lawyer for Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles, then as a corporate strategy consultant for Bain & Co. in London, before devoting himself full-time to admissions consulting. Since 1991, he has consulted to candidates for the world’s top universities, for both undergraduate and graduate programs. He can be reached through his website: www.richardmontauk.com.

Important information:

This event is for Library members, and advance registration is required. All visitors are expected to familiarize themselves with the Library Policy for Children and the Rules and Code of Conduct so that we can provide a pleasant library environment for all patrons.

Questions about collections and programs for children and teens can be sent to the Library’s Children’s and Teens’ Services Manager, Celeste Rhoads: celeste@americanlibraryinparis.org.


Sat April 8
14 h 00 min - 15 h 30 min
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