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Episode 52: Financial Aid Series, Pt. I: How to Pay for College

October 17, 2022

If you've begun your college search, then you know there are myriad types of schools. But what's the one thing all of these options have in common? They all cost money to attend.

While higher education is one of the best investments you can make, figuring out how to fund that journey can also be one of the most daunting aspects of the college process. But it doesn't have to be!

This episode of College Admissions Insider is the first in a three-episode series about financial aid. We'll demystify the financial aid process as we cover everything from financial aid options, to the steps required to qualify for assistance, to how to accept a financial aid award after you're admitted, and so much more. In this first installment, we're focusing on that first piece, getting a clearer sense of the options available to help you pay for college and how you can determine the kind of aid you need.

Our guests are two experts from Bucknell's Office of Financial aid: Erin Wolfe, the interim director of Bucknell financial aid office; and Jamie Lowthert, the associate director for financial aid.

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Episode 52

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