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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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Jul 2, 2020

This new normal for college planning will change a lot of the decisions you make and few will have the importance of picking the major you pursue. This choice will impact everything from which school you attend to what career path you follow, but student often go off to college without much consideration for their major. Today we’ll talk about what conversations you should be having and why this decision is so critical for your future.


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Today's show schedule: 

0:42 – We’re in Sarasota, Florida, this week.  

1:16 – A lot of people evaluating college choices differently now because of COVID-19.

2:57 – Ask yourself this question when choosing a college.

3:45 – Let’s start with choosing a major.

4:38 – We recently went through a hiring process. Here’s what we found from applicants.

5:37 – Majors might not give you as much flexibility in a career path as you believe.

7:54 – Have a real conversation about career goals with your child early on.

9:13 – The questions we ask students.

11:46 – Getting in and getting out

13:08 – Multiple ways we work with students and help them through the process.