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PAGE Five Program Will Focus on How Parents Can Save for College

Published on 9/16/2019

Irmo, South Carolina – PAGE Five will sponsor a free information session for parents of elementary, intermediate, and middle school students featuring Certified College Planning Specialist Rob Mendenall of The College Funding Center of SC on Monday, September 30, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in the District Office board room.   “We help families determine the best options for funding their upcoming college education expenses,” describes Mendenall.  “We specialize in teaching our clients how to plan, prepare, and pay for college the smart way.” 


During the session, “How to Plan and Pay for College 101”, parents will learn about the various college savings options and the pros and cons of each.  They will also learn how to start the saving and planning process early so they can save thousands of dollars.  Mendenall will explain the financial aid system, the concept of “red zone planning”, and how the lottery scholarships work, among many other related topics. 


Parents can register at or by calling 803-798-0390.  The District Office is located at 1020 Dutch Fork Road, Irmo, SC 29063.   Each family in attendance will get the opportunity to be on the mailing list for a free e-newsletter about college planning.


PAGE Five is a volunteer, non-profit support network for parents, educators, policy-makers, and residents of School District Five of Lexington and Richland counties who are interested in enhancing and advocating education for gifted and talented students in School District Five.  Members of the organization promote education for gifted and talented students, disseminate information on and build awareness about gifted education, provide enrichment opportunities, and assist families with scholarships and tuition aid for gifted students.