Out in Our Community

If you’d like to see our team in action, we frequently speak in the area. Here’s where you’ll find us:

October 9, 2017 - Boston Voyager Magazine

College Options’ founder, Katelyn Klapper, was profiled in Boston Voyager Magazine’s “Most Inspiring Stories” section. Katelyn shares her story, the challenges and joys of owning her business, and what makes the College Options experience unique for our clients.

March 18, 2017

2017 SERF College Fair – www.serfsudbury.org
Lincoln Sudbury High School, Sudbury MA
1:00 – 4:00 pm

The Future Is Here: Innovative College Curricula & Majors

College Panel and Discussion, Moderated by, Katelyn Gleason Klapper, College Options

From Sustainable Construction Management, Data Analytics and Game Production, to Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises, the colleges on our panel are responding to new career path demands with new professionally focused degree programs. We will also explore the latest trends in college curricula including integrated internships, “upside-down curriculum” and co-ops.

Building Affordability into Your College Search

Catie Costello, Educational Consultant, College Options

Do you have to give up a great college match in order to afford an undergraduate education? No, but you do need an action plan! After a brief summary of the financial aid and scholarship landscape, you’ll learn the best ways to maximize more affordable college options. We will also review the best tools for looking at EFC, Net Price Calculators and merit aid search.

April 7, 2016

Sudbury Parent Education Forum
Curtis Middle School, Sudbury MA
7:00 – 8:30 pm

College Affordability and Financing Strategies: Myths and Realities
Neil Blicher, CFP®, Baystate Financial
Katelyn Gleason Klapper, CEP, Educational Consultant and Founder of College Options

It’s a common refrain with our clients: “I wish I had known all of this college financing information earlier.” Understanding the landscape of college costs, financial aid and scholarships before your child gets to high school will better prepare your family to make informed decisions and give you time to build your college financing strategy.

You’ll learn about the myths and misconceptions about financial aid and merit money as well as the best ways to maximize more affordable college options. We will discuss current and future college costs and outline various options that can help you develop a sound financing strategy as you make decisions about paying for a college education.

March 19, 2016

2016 SERF College Fair – www.serfsudbury.org
Lincoln Sudbury High School, Sudbury MA
1:00 – 4:00 pm

The Shifting Admissions Landscape: Hot Topics for 2016 - 17
Katelyn Gleason Klapper, College Options and Allison Matlack, Matlack Consulting

It seems that the college admissions process shifts in important ways almost every year, and this next cycle is no exception. We will look at the hot topics currently circulating in admissions circles including: enhancements to the Common Application platform; the new prior-prior lookback to be used in financial aid eligibility; and the new Coalition for College Access, Affordability and Success.

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Phone: 978-270-8198
Email: collegeoptions@comcast.net

Memberships & Certifications:
Katelyn Klapper, AICEP, HECA, IECA, NACAC
Catie Costello, HECA

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