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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.

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Dec 28, 2020

What was freshman year like for one of our past students? How has COVID impacted her learning? We catch up with a current student to get a first-hand account of the new college experience.


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What we discuss on this show

0:44 - Let’s review the past year with our student guest, Lane.

2:11 - What gives Lane her fearless approach?

3:18 - What did Lane pick up from this process?

5:50 - Why does Jeff recommend their students journal?

8:25 - How did Lane pivot when COVID put an immediate halt to senior year?

10:56 - What was the biggest challenge in transitioning from high school to college?

14:47 - Homesickness is normal for students.

15:25 - What were the academic challenges? 

19:23 - What would Lane tell another student about preparing for college?