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Michael Baston - Vice-President, Student Affairs, LaGuardia Community College
When you sign on the dotted line for that student loan, you could very well be signing away your future, according to Michael Baston, vice-president, Student Affairs, LaGuardia Community College. Some students are graduating college with $100,000 debt which can impact on their ability to buy a home or even a car. Community colleges with nominal costs where you can get a two-year degree, basic requirements and be better prepared to enter a four year program are an excellent alternative for students. Many two-year programs prepare students for immediate careers such as nursing, paralegal and criminal justice employment. "We are the stepping stone, providing a solid foundation to get students from where they are to where they want to be," asserts Baston. LaGuardia has 50,000 students from 150 countries with 100 different languages. "We're the world's community college," says Baston. See if a community college is for you on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Higher Education, Finance, Careers
Jennifer Openshaw - CEO, SuperFutures
You have kids, either headed for college or there. But you and your college-bound are also consumers. College is like, or more important than, any other purchase. You don't buy a house without inspection; you don't buy a car without test-driving. So why invest up to a quarter million dollars without knowing the track record of a school, whether the school is right for you kids, and certainly what other options exist. Judith West talks with Jennifer Openshaw of SuperFutures about college choices on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Higher Education, Money Tips
Kal Chany - Founder/President, Campus Consultants; Author, PAYING FOR COLLEGE WITHOUT GOING BROKE
If paying for college wasn't bad enough, you're now planning for it or doing it in the midst of a watered down economy. Need help? Kal Chany on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West gives some tips on easing the burden. His latest edition of PAYING FOR COLLEGE WITHOUT GOING BROKE just came out. He reminds everyone that financial aid goes to the savviest applicants, not necessarily the neediest.
Themes: Finance, Higher Education, Money Tips
Getting a college degree is no longer a guarantee to a successful career. The approach to job hunting for a graduate by Dr. Larry Chiagouris is that of a coach. College years are good years. But the anxiety of finding a job, let alone, starting a career path is high on soon-to-graduate college students and on their parents, too. Dr. Chiagouris discusses how he coaches kids to use marketing tactics to turn degrees into dollars with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Job Search, Networking, Higher Education
Raymond D. Loewe - CLU, ChFc; Founder, College Money
If you're worried about paying for college, listen to Raymond Loewe on Getting Your Money with Judith West. College lending has changed. Credit checks are much more stringent and college earning accounts are down. Making matters worse, college endowment account are down, thus less financial aid. But Loewe tells us that just about any student -- regardless of status -- can get aid. And, by the way, if your students don't need financial aid, encourage them to apply to stretch schools.
Themes: Higher Education, Finance
James A. Boyle - President, College Parents of America
If these economic times teach anything, it's: Financial Responsibility. Who teaches it? Not banks, not government, and not schools. Who should be teaching how to make informed and responsiblie financial decisions? Parents. View James Boyle, Founder of college Parents, of America, on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. It will start you on the path to empowering your teen-agers to be successful, responsible young adults.
Themes: Higher Education, Finance
Joe Bagnoli - Associate Provost for Enrollment and Academic Services, Berea College
Is college tuition breaking the bank in your household? Are you a graduate still paying off your loans? There is a college in the U.S. where you can graduate debt-free. It's called Berea and is located in the Appalachian region of central Kentucky. You can go to Berea with nothing but what you can carry and graduate debt-free. Joseph Bagnoli, Associate Provost for Enrollment, calls it "the best education money can't buy". Who can go, how is it financed? Find out by listening to Bagnoli on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Education, Higher Education
Kal Chany - Founder/President, Campus Consultants; Author, PAYING FOR COLLEGE WITHOUT GOING BROKE
Tuition at New York University and Columbia is over $50,000. Tuition at CUNY, $4,000. Should you or your kid incur an additional quarter of a million dollars for a college degree? How much financial aid is your son or daughter going to get? Kal Chany breaks it down on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Higher Education
"Tips for Applying for Student Aid"
Getting your money's worth advises: be careful when filing for student aid. Understand that nearly everyone, regardless of circumstances, is eligible for aid from the $8,000 plus program....
Themes: Higher Education, Finance

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