On Thursday, May 20th, Queens Defenders hosted a panel discussion focused on how to pay for college. Facilitated by Queens Defenders Young Adult Leader Alliyah, panelists answered a series of questions about financial aid, loans, scholarships, and more.  

Panelists included Stephanie Whitener of Columbia College, Lucila Villaquiran of Monroe College, John Restrepo of Queens High School for Information, Research & Technology, and Princess Hosein of New Visions Charter High School.  

The event was sponsored by the Meringoff Family Foundation. One lucky participant walked away with a brand new Chromebook. 

Nearly 50 high school students and parents joined the virtual discussion to hear tips and tricks about paying for college. The expert panelists shared advice and knowledge based on their own experiences teaching and counseling both college and high school students. The Q&A portion at the end of the event allowed participants to get answers to specific questions about unique circumstances. 

Missed the event? You can watch a recording of the entire session here.