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5 Places To Search For Scholarships Locally | An Interview with Gyan Devi

Gyan Devi of ScholarshipOpportunities.org | Author of How to Find Scholarship Opportunities Online
Gyan Devi, Author of How to Find Scholarship Opportunities Online

On this episode we discuss the importance of looking both online and LOCALLY in order to find the money their students need to pay for college. 

Our main guest today is Gyan Devi (pronounced Ghee-YAHN, rhymes with “neon”, and DAY-vee)

, the author of How to Find Scholarship Opportunities Online and Scholarship Opportunities for Women. Gyan also keeps a blog at ScholarshipOpportunities.org  Gyan helps joins the show today to talk about those hidden gems out there in the scholarship world that aren’t as popular, but are very valuable when you know where to look.

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Cappex.comIn addition, we talk Chris Long of Cappex.com,  (@Cappex) sets us straight on being effective when searching online for scholarships. In addition, we answer a listeners question about their wish to attend their dream school, but its going to cost them about $134K.

 

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Debunking 5 Big Scholarship Myths…And #3 Is Often the Biggest One Of The All

Gyan Devi of ScholarshipOpportunities.org | Author of How to Find Scholarship Opportunities Online
Gyan Devi, Author of How to Find Scholarship Opportunities Online

On this episode we discuss the importance of debunking 5 big scholarship myths that tend to circulate among parents every year, and need to be put to rest so they can get to the job of the finding the money their students need to pay for college. 

Our main guest today is Gyan Devi (pronounced Ghee-YAHN, rhymes with “neon”, and DAY-vee)

, the author of How to Find Scholarship Opportunities Online and Scholarship Opportunities for Women. Gyan also keeps a blog at ScholarshipOpportunities.org  Gyan helps to debunk the five biggest myths parents have about scholarships and financial aid, that often are the largest impediments mentally to people actually applying for scholarships in the first place.

In addition, we talk about the myth involving the cost of attending public school over private colleges. Abigail Seldin of College Abacus (@CollegeAbacus) sets us straight on what she found when comparing several private and state colleges when it comes to affordability. In addition, we answer a listeners question about her wish to attend school at SUNY Buffalo or Long Island University.

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How To Appeal Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), Cost of Attendance (COA) and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Suspension

How did you resolve the problem you had that led to your Satisfactory Academic Progress Suspension

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On this March 12, 2014 episode we discuss the importance of the filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA ASAP with Andrew Viscariello of Black Hawk College. In addition, we are discussing three appeal types when it comes to you or your students financial aid.

Guided by we talk with Mary Lawson, Associate Director of Financial Aid at Western Illinois University (@WIUNews) , First we cover the Estimated Cost of Attendance, or ECA/COA appeals, and how to appeal that if you feel the cost profile is too low.  Next, she discusses how to appeal your initial Expected Family Contribution number, or EFC and your Financial Aid Award Letter, if it does not reflect your current financial circumstances.

Next, we talk to Angeles Fuentes of California State University, Monterey Bay, about Satisfactory Academic Progress, or SAP Appeals and how most financial aid office’s deal with those appeals.

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How To Save Money While In College: Advice From Students

Saving For College

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On this March 6, 2014 episode we interview students on the ground about what they do to control costs while in school. We also discuss the declining number of students attending their first pick college, and why a private not-for-profit college may be cheaper than a state school. And don’t forget our scholarship of the week, the McDonalds Scholarships for High School Seniors.

Download The Episode: Ep14-10 March 6,, 2014

Coding Schools From a Students Perspective: J’s Coding Adventure at Bloc.io

J Terrell AllenIt’s February 26th,  2014 episode we interview J Terrell Allen (@jterrell), a student of Bloc.io (@TryBloc) about their particular teaching style, and his learning experiences at their DevSchool. In addition we discuss the Big Ten Ponzi Scheme article I wrote at my blog Git. Life. Commit..

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Download The Episode: Ep14-09 February 26th, 2014

How To Pick A Coding School: The Starter League & Learning In Person

The Starter League

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On this February 19th,  2014 episode we interview Vincent Cabansag of The Starter League (@VCabansag) about their particular teaching style at their DevSchool, and how his time as a student there led to him eventually working there. In addition we listen to three students discuss how they approach paying for college in different ways.

Download The Episode: Ep14-08 February 19th, 2014

Scholarships for New Educational Methods: Bloc.io & The New Relic Scholarship

Bloc.ioOn this February 12th,  2014 episode we interview Prasid Pathak (@Prasid) and David Paola (@dpaola2) about Bloc.io (@TryBloc), the difference between Mentorship and Dev-Boot Camps, and the New Relic Scholarship.  Our scholarship of the week is The Margarian Scholarship.

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Download The Episode: Ep14-07 February 12th, 2014