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ABC's of College Funding


Jeff Walters and Shannon Panek lead you through the biggest college planning concerns. They'll talk about the best ways to save for, plan, and pay for college.

Student loans. Repayments. Career choices. Job availability. Test prep. The FAFSA. We'll cover it all on this show.

If you have any questions for us, give a call to 704-628-6644 or visit https://www.communityeducationalfunding.com to learn more.

Jun 3, 2020

We thought the best way to launch the new podcast would be to explain the mission behind the business. We’ve learned from personal experience that the list of challenges parents have to face when funding their child’s college tuition is lengthy. Today we’ll identifying the reasons why we’re in this business and how we hope to help you get through this major financial event.

Today's show schedule: 

0:25 – We’re excited to get this podcast started.

1:06 – Why Jeff transitioned into this specific area of college funding.

3:00 – How to connect with the show.

3:55 – Realizing everything that you thought was true wasn’t.

5:05 – The biggest worries. First, not having a plan for college.

6:06 – Calculating college costs based on how the average student takes.

7:17 – The second thing parents are worried about is doing things that will hurt their child’s financial aid awards.

9:02 – Most people have other jobs and often make mistakes in the financial aid forms. 

10:22 – There’s a 3-year audition for college.

11:38 – How did the recent college admissions scandal impact our job?

13:37 – Families often don’t have an idea what type of school is best for their student.

14:50 – An interesting thing Jeff learned during freshman orientation at NC State last year.