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The Road Less Traveled
Host Jonathan Hughes has two conversations about unique paths when planning for college, Ellen Ullman and Gracie Rosenberg.
Filing Financial Aid Forms with Divorced or Separated Parents
Host Jonathan Hughes breaks down how to complete these forms, including maintaining confidentiality between parents, which parent completes the forms, how to determine the custodial parent, and how to keep the financial aid office involved. Jonathan is joined by Susan Beard of Wheaton College. If you enjoy the MEFA Podcast, please leave us a review at trustpilot.com/evaluate/mefa.org
(04:53) MEFA Mailbag
(13:42) Filing Financial Aid Forms
Managing College Life
The college experience can feel like a new and daunting idea for new and current college students. Host Jonathan Hughes speaks with MEFA’s MEFA Pathway Coordinator Ajea Stuppart about how to manage your college life.
MEFA’s Digital Creative Content Manager, Lauren Patten discusses scholarships, how to apply for them, where to find them and what you can use them for.
How Can Students with Disabilities Prepare for College Success?
Host Jonathan Hughes talks to Sarah Lazare, Director of Banacos Academic Center at Westfield State University about how students with disabilities can prepare for college success and what specific programs Westfield State University offers to help students with disabilities navigate college.
5 Ways High School Juniors Can Strengthen Their College Admissions Application
Host Jonathan Hughes is joined by Drew Carter, Senior Associate Director of Admissions at College of the Holy Cross, who explains how students can present their best college admissions application.