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Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

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May 25th 2017:Inside the University of Southern California Admissions Office: Why Should I Save for College? First Generation Students and Applying to College

You may have heard people talking about college savings interfering with financial aid eligibility. Maybe you’re wondering if it even makes sense to save for college, or if it would be better to simply rely on financial aid and loans. We’re going to try to clear up any confusion around the question of saving for college in this week’s show. In another in our series taking listeners inside the admissions process at colleges across the country, this week offers a peek at University of Southern California. And finally, we’ll look at the challenges (and advantages) of applying to college as a firs

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Emily Toffelmire

I came to College Coach after working for many years in college admissions and high school counseling. Counseling was a career that interested me because, at the low-performing public high school I attended, college guidance was almost non-existent. The inequality of access I saw firsthand inspired me to earn my Master’s of Education and work in public schools. I also spent time at an overseas school in Thailand guiding students through the application process for universities around the world. I later transitioned to admissions at USC, where I began as an assistant director, recruiting and reading thousands of freshman and transfer applications. I later moved on to the USC Dornsife Colleg
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Jan Marie Combs

Prior to joining College Coach, Jan Marie Combs served as a high school guidance counselor and assisted students with their college admission, financial aid, and scholarship applications. Before that, she determined student financial aid eligibility, oversaw a number of scholarship and fellowship programs, and worked closely with students to guide them through the financial aid application process as an assistant director in the undergraduate financial aid office at Boston University and as a director at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education financial aid office. Jan also spent nine years working in education finance for two national lenders, where she counseled students on s
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Lisa Albro

Lisa Albro brings a wealth of knowledge to College Coach in both secondary and post-secondary education. She served as the Associate Director of Admissions for her alma mater, Goucher College, where she was responsible for recruitment of students from New York, New Jersey and twenty other states. At Goucher, she oversaw the student, alumni and parent volunteer admissions programs. Lisa also served as Director of College Counseling at Solomon Schechter Day School of Essex and Union in West Orange, NJ, and as Director of College Counseling at Xavier High School in Manhattan. Lisa has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Goucher College, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from G
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