SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) today unveiled a new “Preparing and Paying for College” webinar series that will provide college-bound students and families, secondary educators, college guidance counselors and nonprofits with information on free resources available to assist with planning and paying for college. As part of the series, individuals also can learn about post-college student loan repayment processes and options.
“Students and families, especially those in underserved communities, may not be taking full advantage of the financial aid resources and scholarship and grant programs available to them,” said John Rasmussen, head of Wells Fargo’s Personal Lending Group. “As more jobs requiring some level of higher education come online, it’s imperative we work towards eradicating the notion that a degree is simply not attainable. Leveraging a webinar platform, we can connect college planning subject matter experts with anyone who wants to learn more about financial planning for college and life after graduation.”
The first webinar topic, “Creating a college-bound nation,” introduces educators, nonprofit administrators and human resources specialists to college planning tools and ideas for how they might be shared with the students and families they serve. These webinar events are scheduled for Oct. 17 at noon Eastern time (for educators and non-profits) and 2 p.m. Eastern time (for employer audiences).
Additional webinar topics will include:
- Preparing your student for college.
- Funding your student’s college education.
- A guide to finding and applying for scholarships.
- Student loan repayment.
A leader in the college financing marketplace since the mid-1960s, Wells Fargo has made significant investments in the past decade to produce free resources to help college-bound students reach their higher education goals. In 2016, Wells Fargo distributed more than 2.7 million free college planning resources to high school students and families across the U.S.
“Demand from high schools and teachers for our college planning resources is on the rise,” said Rasmussen. “Educators appreciate how we’ve made the information simple to present and easy to understand for students. Our goal is for every student to attain the skills to make informed financial decisions, manage money responsibly and understand the true cost of college – once housing, miscellaneous expenses and rising tuition rates are factored in. This knowledge may help them become financially successful when entering the workforce.”
Wells Fargo will debut a new webinar event every four to six weeks. All webinar events are free and recorded for playback anytime. To register and receive information about the Wells Fargo webinar series, please visit https://engage.vevent.com/rt/preparepayforcollege.
About Wells Fargo Education Financial Services
Wells Fargo Education Financial Services has been in the student lending business since 1968 and currently serves more than 1 million student, parent and family customers in all 50 states. Wells Fargo provides private student loans directly to consumers, through the Internet and at more than 6,000 Wells Fargo banking stores to help customers finance their education. Wells Fargo Education Financial Services also provides customers with tools to help them succeed financially while in school and prepare them for when they finish college. Through the Wells Fargo Foundation, we partner with nonprofit organizations and stakeholders to strengthen our goal of providing high quality assistance to those individuals who are working to achieve their educational dreams. Learn more about Wells Fargo Education Financial Services.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,500 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 271,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2017 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.