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College & Money

Let’s not mince words: college is expensive. The latest data show the average annual cost of tuition + fees at public four-year colleges is almost $30K for in-state students and over $44K for out-of-state students. For those attending private four-year colleges, the average cost is over $55K. Don’t let cost be the reason you don’t continue your education. Applerouth has the information you need to make 2022 the year you make a plan for college affordability.

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Wednesday, January 19th at 8:00pm EST / 5:00pm PST
Speaker: Claire Law
College in the US is expensive, but it does not have to be out of reach for anyone. Join us for an in-depth conversation about the cost of college and how to find your family's path to an affordable degree.
Wednesday, January 26th at 8:00pm EST / 5:00pm PST
Speaker: Chanell Thomas
Don't miss this opportunity to hear directly from a financial aid officer on how to apply for need-based financial aid and get all of your college affordability questions answered.
Wednesday, February 2nd at 8:00pm EST / 5:00pm PST
Speaker: Will Geiger
Scholarships can help you pay for college and minimize student loan debt. In this workshop, you will learn about how to find and win best-fit scholarships.

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About the Speakers

Meet the experts who’ll be accompanying you on this 3-part series.

C. Claire Law, M.S., Founder of Educational Avenues
Claire Law is a nationally recognized expert in college admissions and college financial aid advising. She teaches college affordability to educators enrolled in the Independent Educational Consultant program at UC-Irvine. She recently published “How to Control Your College Costs,” a financial aid manual meant for college professionals, families, and students.
Chanell Thomas, Associate Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships at Vanderbilt University
A Vanderbilt Commodore twice over, with a BA in Human and Organizational Development and a master’s in Higher Education Administration, Chanell has worked in financial aid at both her alma mater and Nashville neighbor Belmont University. A former student-athlete herself, Chanell served as Director of Women’s Basketball Operations for two years before returning to the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Will Geiger, CEO & Cofounder of Scholarships360
Will has a decade of experience in college admissions and financial aid. He is a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Kenyon College where he personally reviewed 10,000 admissions applications and essays. Will also managed the Kenyon College merit scholarship program and served on the financial aid appeals committee. He has also worked as an Associate Director of College Counseling at a high school in New Haven, Connecticut. Will earned his master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree in history from Wake Forest University.