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Boston Globe hosting panel March 11 on getting into, paying for college

Posted by Catherine Cloutier  February 25, 2014 03:52 PM

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Are you a high school junior starting out your college search this spring? Are you a senior weighing your choices and figuring out how to pay for it all?

Bring your questions to Globe Insiders, where our panelists will discuss their perspectives on the college admissions and financial aid process – and how to find the right fit. Most have been featured in the Globe’s College Bound column.

The panel will take place on Tuesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. at The Boston Globe at 135 William T. Morrissey Blvd. in Boston. Sign up to attend here.


Jennifer C. Desjarlais is Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Wellesley College, which recently implemented an online college cost estimator for prospective applicants.

Andrew Flagel, Senior Vice President for Students and Enrollment at Brandeis University, has supervised admissions efforts at both public and private universities for over 25 years.

Kevin Kelly is Director of Undergraduate Admissions at UMass-Amherst. His office oversees the recruitment and selection process for approximately 40,000 freshman and transfer applications each year.

Diane Ryan is Director of Guidance 6-12 for the Bedford Public Schools and is head of the College and Career Initiative, guiding juniors and seniors and their families through the application process.

Martha Savery is Director of Public Affairs and Communications at MEFA, a nonprofit agency that helps students and families make their way through the financial aid process.

Leslie Anderson is Regional Editor for the Boston Globe, overseeing its suburban sections and College Bound, a column that provides tips and perspectives on preparing for college.

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