Podcast #56: Avoid College Debt: Transfer, Podcasts

EP#56: Avoid College Debt: Transfer and Get Aid

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Billie Sirn discusses college transfer tips.


This week on the No Loan Zone Podcast we look at how to avoid college debt by transferring and getting aid. Today on our program my special guest is Billie Sirn. Billie is the Lorain County Community College Transfer Coordinator who helps students apply and transfer to 4 year colleges, professional and graduate schools. 

Ms Sirn has worked at a variety of colleges to include, Ashland University, Northeast Ohio Medical University and Miami University where she worked for 18 years as a Study Abroad Advisor for the Luxembourg Program, and a Financial Aid Advisor.

Tips on easing the transfer process:

  1. Start with the end in mind. Don’t assume your college credits will transfer.
  2. Reach out to your current college advisor, transfer coordinator.Tell them where and when you want to transfer.
  3. Obtain the requirements for the transfer school of your choice. Work with the transfer coordinator of that school as early as possible. 
  4. Don’t go it alone. 

My guest, Billie Sirn, can be reached through the Lorain County Community College Transfer Center at 440-366-4949 or by going to the LCCC Transfer Center website at: https://www.lorainccc.edu/admissions-and-enrollment/transfer-information/

Also, if you are unsure about your career direction and want help on completing a degree, debt free, you can reach me, Janet Maltbie, at noloanzone.com/contact. I meet with students and adults in transition so they can reach their career goals.  I also teach a totally online career exploration class through LCCC, called Career Exploration and Life Planning, SDEV 103.