Affording an Independent School Education

Thursday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for an information session on how the financial aid process works at independent schools and what steps you must take to apply. Get tips on completing the application accurately and on time. Hear how schools determine your eligibility and consider your special circumstances. RSVP to Colleen Meader at

The evening's presenter, Kristen Power, is the General Manager for School and Student Services (SSS).
Prior to joining NAIS in 2008, Power spent eight years as a regional manager and then vice president of business development for a $70 million student loan program that serves the private primary and secondary school market, prepGATE, by First Marblehead Corporation.
Due to her background and expertise in the financial aid market, Power travels the country presenting to independent schools, associations and trustees. In addition, she has been quoted in various online publications such as and and has authored articles in various publications.
Power holds a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire. In addition to working with independent schools, Power is a trustee at Oxford Academy in CT. She is also an independent school parent and resides in Exeter, NH with her family.

Serving Maine, The Seacoast of New Hampshire, and the North Shore of Massachusetts

Berwick Academy is Maine's oldest, independent Pre-K through Post Graduate private school. Our community is dynamic, offering challenging academics, competitive athletics, and creative arts programs. Members of the community operate within a context of caring and respect as we pursue our quest for "useful knowledge" as "one school with three divisions." Students and faculty are encouraged to expand their horizons by balancing academics with athletic, dramatic, and musical options.