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Breakout Sessions

Several breakout sessions will be held throughout the event on a variety of topics including career planning, the future of Iowa's workforce and the financial aid process. These sessions are free during the fair.







How to Pay for College: Understanding the Financial Aid Process

Presented by: Erick Danielson - ICAN

Does the thought of college tuition have you worried? The financial aid process can seem daunting, especially to first-time students and parents. Learn about the process of applying for financial aid and scholarships, effective tools for college cost comparisons, and learn how they can access additional help. The following topics are covered during the presentation.

  • Financial Aid Process
  • Understanding Your FAFSA Results
  • Understanding Costs - College Comparisons
  • Aid Options
  • Scholarship Process
  • Where to Go for Help

Professional Insights - Young Professionals Panel Discussion

Presented by: Greater Des Moines Partnership

From The Ascent’s #1 Best Place to Live in the Midwest for High Salaries and Low Cost of Living, U.S. News and World Report’s #2 Safest Places to Live Best Cities for Jobs to Site Selection’s #3 Top Market for Opportunity Employment Shareour many national rankings mean one thing - Greater Des Moines (DSM) is thriving with opportunities for young adults. Learn why the region has become the fastest growing Midwestern city in the past decade and what the outlook is for the future. From great jobs to an exceptional quality of life, DSM has it all for you. Here from our group of young professionals, recent college graduates now working and finding success. Find out how you can position yourself for success in DSM.

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