Pleased to Make Your E-quaintance
I'm Brandon, and I am a former financial aid counselor as well as the author of Ten Things You Gotta Know about Paying for College. My knowledge of financial aid is much like a superpower, in that I am able to quickly paralyze ordinary people with fear, or at the very least clear a room of folks who were otherwise having an enjoyable evening. Which comes in handy when I need quiet time for intellectual stimulation (icanhascheezburger).
However, I am determined to use this power for good by helping my fellow citizens understand the whys and wherefores of college grants, loans, work study, and all the other magical ways to pay for school. I will do my utmost to write posts that give you a behind-the-scenes look at the financial aid office so that you REALLY know how we're controlling your lives making college more affordable.
And like any superhero, I will probably be doing my job in spandex and a cape.
So send me your questions about getting the best grant awards, reducing your student loan debt, competing for scholarships, understanding the FAFSA, living on a budget, and more, and I promise to make financial aid no more painful than minor outpatient surgery.
Send questions for Brandon to firstname.lastname@example.org!