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.
Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 600 students, Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12, from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Deeply committed to its mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, Berwick Academy empowers students to be creative and bold. Berwick strives to graduate alumni who shape their own learning, take risks, ask thoughtful questions, and come to understand and celebrate their authentic selves. Founded in 1791 and rooted in a tradition of college preparation, our culture of innovation prepares students for a complex and dynamic world.