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AMEDF Western NY Chapter
1408 Sweet Home Road Suite 6
Amherst, NY 14228
Phone 716.348.3498
Toll-free 1-877-70AMEDF x104

Email: wny@amedf.org

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  Western NY Workshop Dates

Upcoming Workshop dates:

Complete Guide to College Funding:

Thursday, September 21st, 2017 6:30-7:30PM

Amherst Public Library

350 John James Audubon Pkwy, Amherst, NY 14228

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 6:30-7:30PM

Williamsville Branch Library

5571 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221

Thursday, October 19th, 2017 6:30-7:30PM

Williamsville Branch Library

5571 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 6:30-7:30PM

Clearfield Branch Library

770 Hopkins Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221

 

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 WNY Instructors

All AMEDF instructors are trained and certified. Please see below for a list of our instructors for Western New York.


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  Western New York

 

The Western New York Chapter of the AMEDF welcomes you.

Please look at the list of workshops and programs available to help you and your student better prepare for the college challenge,   Along with these workshops, our trained advisors are conveniently located throughout Western New York in order to best service you.  Please see a list of their names at the bottom of this page.  Feel free to contact our chapter by email or phone with any questions or comments you may have.  We look forward to making your transition to college as smooth as possible. 

  Workshops


Getting Started
:  Families begin their college planning journey with the “Complete Guide to College Funding ” workshop, a two-session program for parents of high school students that provides a comprehensive overview of how to better prepare for college.  This introductory component of the AMEDF Scholars Methodology™ provides a detailed overview of the particulars of preparing for college success and highlights major pitfalls to avoid that could greatly increase the odds of college failure.  Topics covered in this component include college admissions, admissions tests (PSAT, SAT, ACT and others); career profiling, college majors; need and non-need based aid including grants, scholarships and self-help; tax benefits for higher education,
unique college financing programs from federal and state sources; year-by-year planning steps and other important topics.  The second component of this workshop is a one-on-one advisory session to determine aid eligibility and assessment of the student’s college readiness.  For upcoming dates of the “Complete Guide to College Funding ” workshop, click here.

 

Additional Workshops:  Next up in the AMEDF Scholars Methodology™ are a series of workshops on the specifics of career selection, college choices, college aid and college financial planning taught by seasoned instructors and professional advisers.  In select chapter areas, additional workshops are fully subsidized and free of charge to the public.  For upcoming workshop dates, please click here

 

  Scholars Methodology

 

AMEDF SCHOLARS METHODOLOGY™:  Everything You Need to Better Prepare for College

College attrition in the US has reached alarming levels with more than 80% of 9th graders failing to achieve college graduation in a reasonable timeframe.  Even less are actually employed in their field of study, with more than one in four recent college graduates working in jobs that do not even require a college degree!

The good news is there are actions you can take while your student is still in high school to dramatically improve the odds of achieving college success.  The American Education Foundation has incorporated this into the “AMEDF Scholars Methodology™,” a comprehensive program that provides everything needed to help families better prepare for college.

The AMEDF Scholars Methodology™ incorporates multiple formats including workshops, self-study, internet-based research, and one-on-one advisement to accommodate a wide range of learning style preferences.  The methodology aims to improve college readiness through a focus on academic preparation, career preparation, and financial preparation.  Families learn how to identify colleges that are uniquely suited to the student’s academic, career, and the family's financial profile to maximize probability of college success.

All components of the AMEDF Scholars Methodology™ are subsidized from 70% to 100% based on a participant’s income, and provide affordable alternatives to commercial services.  Families seeking resources to better prepare for college can enroll in any or all of the methodology components suitable for their needs. 

Families interested in enrolling in the components of the AMEDF Scholars Methodology™ should complete an enrollment request (click here).  Once your request is received, you will be notified of upcoming program components as well as how to access and download various resource and reference guides used in the Scholars Methodology™.

The components of the Scholars Methodology™ include:

Getting Started

Additional Workshops

One-on-One Advisement

Financial Preparation

Self-Study Curriculum

Enrollment Request Form

  Individual Advisement and Help for the Recently Unemployed


Special subsidies for advisory sessions are now available in WNY!

The American Education Foundation has obtained special funding for additional one-on-one college advisory sessions in WNY.  This special funding is in response to the current economic crisis that has made paying college costs much harder for many families, especially for households affected by job loss.  This program is available only to families in the Western NY chapter area.

Families with high school students can reserve up to 5 hours of private advisory sessions under this special subsidy and requests will be granted on a reservation basis.  Preference will be granted to families with current high school juniors, seniors and college students who have participated in one or more AMEDF programs.  Requests for subsidized advisement will be granted until all of the funding is exhausted.  Subsidies for advisory sessions are available at 70%, 85%, and 100% levels based on family income and employment status.  Workshops are 100% subsidized and free to the public. 

Funding is also being made available for a new workshop entitled, "College Costs and the Dislocated Worker" to help unemployed and under-employed parents utilize new aid provisions for college. This session is free to the public, but seating is limited.  In addition to the currently scheduled session, future sessions may be offered based on need.  Check for program dates in the WNY Workshop Dates section of this page.

  MyRoad replaced with CollegeGo

MyRoad has been discontinued as of October 31st, 2016.

CollegeBoard has replaced the functionalities of MyRoad with "CollegeGo" and BigFuture. CollegeGo is an app that guides you through the essential steps to take in order to find, apply to, and attend the right college for you. With a step-by-step, interactive interface, the app uses game, video, and search features to help you plan your college journey.

You can explore colleges and create a list of schools that fit you best. Search for scholarships and get the scoop on financial aid. Discover majors and careers that you may be interested in and more!


And it’s all linked via your College Board account, so you can easily access your information on the app or at BigFuture.org.

Be sure to download CollegeGo at https://lp.collegeboard.org/free-collegego-mobile-app and have fun planning for college!

 

 

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