Planning for Post-Secondary

Planning for Post-Secondary

Join this free session from the Credit Counseling Society to gather tips on planning for a post-secondary education for yourself or a family member.


Continuing your education after completing high school is a common goal for a lot of people. Post-secondary education can help people to further develop their critical thinking skills, to learn new skills, and to specialize in a particular field of study or work. It can also be a really great opportunity to develop social skills, to expand your community and networks, and, in many cases, it can help to increase your employability and income-earning potential. This being said, the post-secondary system is vast and expensive. Navigating the system requires having clear goals and strategic, cost-effective planning.

The good news is that we can help you with your planning by giving you the education you need to support you in setting and achieving your financial goals for your post-secondary journey. We can give you the hope you need, to know that YES: you can do this!

Join us for an informative and interactive workshop/webinar on Planning for Post-Secondary where you’ll learn how to:

  • Identify opportunities to discuss money with your teenager (e.g. 1 out of every 3 post-secondary students report that finances are very or tremendously stressful)
  • Identify the costs for post-secondary education beyond tuition and books
  • Recognize the resources available to your teenager (e.g. financial aid, government student loans, scholarships, RESP’s and savings, employment income, etc.)
  • Distinguish between conventional “student” funding and different types of student loans
  • Identify different ways to help pay for school including Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) and employment
  • Identify the pointers and pitfalls that students can encounter when planning for and attending post-secondary school

This interactive and interesting workshop runs 60 minutes, with time for questions and discussion. We take a “grab and go” approach where all you have to do is grab an idea or two and then go try it. All participants will be supplied with ideas, resources, and a copy of the presentation upon request.


This workshop is conducted by the Credit Counseling Society of BC.

For inquiries about this course, please call  1-888-527-8999 or go to



There are no prerequisites for this session. 

Who Should Attend

Anyone who is seeking a better understanding of how to manage their money.