Seminars are designed to give plenty of time to each topic to address your concerns and allow all participants to ask questions.  

All Seminars are on Mondays from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm.   
Seminars are open to ALL students, regardless of gender or
classification, and their families.  

Each participant may attend one topic per Seminar.

 Families are  welcome to have members attending both sessions.

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September 25, 2017

Session 1 - FAFSA – Alexandra Lepert, Financial Aid Coordinator, Front Range Community College - The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) filing date opens in October so be ready! This workshop is designed to help families understand the importance of completing a FAFSA while highlighting the details and tips for completion. Additionally, there will also be discussion on how to compare Financial Aid award offers and cost of attendance to ensure students and parents are clear on how they will cover the costs associated with college.

Session 2 - Finding the Right College – Jen Rause, Rause College Consulting - What college is the best fit for YOU? With more than 3,800 colleges in the United States, how do you begin to narrow down all of your options? We’ll discuss the many factors of fit that are important to consider when researching colleges and building your college list.

October 23, 2017

Session 1 - Help! We Don’t Qualify for Financial Aid  - Barb Kostanick, Peak Admissions -  Identifying ways to find assistance for college funding.

Session 2 - Interview Skills: Tips from Real Recruiters - Toni Pickett, Former HR Administrator, Current Foundation Board and Grant Committee Member, Personnel Committee Member - How to answer interview questions so you get the acceptance letter or scholarship you want. Interviewing is a learned skill; there are no second chances to make a great first impression. May include an opportunity for a practice interview.  Early registration is strongly encouraged.

November 6, 2017

Session 1 – Personal SafetySgt Eric Edford, University of Colorado Police Department - Protect yourself, your possessions, and your identity.  Make choices and create environments that help you stay as safe as possible on campus. The focus of this discussion will be on how you can best protect yourself and your possessions in a campus environment.

Session 2 - Alternatives to the Four Year School Choice - Gaby Rivera, Billingual Admissions and Outreach Representative, Front Range Community College, Melanie Rocha, Admissions and Outreach Representative, Front Range Community College and Kyle Yates, High School Admissions Representative, IBMC - Is there value in choosing to attend a trade or professional school? How do I determine the best options? What is the value of attending a community college? What is the process of moving to a 4-year college/university after attending a community college?


$10/family for each Seminar, please register at least 24 hours before the Seminar starts.

Fee waiver: A LIMITED number of family fee waivers are available for the From Nest to Wings 2018 Conference and Seminars.  

To apply for a waiver please contact: Kate Schulz at or 307-421-6404 to provide contact information.  Those on the list will be notified as soon as a waiver donor has been identified. Fee Waivers are applied on a first come, first served basis.


All Seminars will be held at Front Range Community CollegE, 2121 Miller Drive, Longmont, Co, Door C4.