EP#79: Scholarships Made Easy: LCCC’s Scholarship App Explained by Financial Aid Pro Sarah Nau.

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Podcast Interview with Sarah Nau and Janet Maltbie


College decisions stressing you out? Don’t let college costs hold you back! In our latest No Loan Zone episode, we explore tips to cut the cost of college by applying for scholarships the easy way. Our guest, Sarah Nau, shares insider info on the LCCC scholarship app! Find out how you can increase your chances of getting free money for college.


Financial Aid Tips for Students and Parents: “Complete the FASFA. Free application for federal student aid should be the first thing that you’re doing.”— Sarah Nau 03:10-04:15

“Financial Aid Eligibility: they don’t look at just the income. There are quite a few other areas that they look at and goes into the calculation to determine that eligibility, and you don’t know unless you try it. So take a few minutes, get it filled out, and take a chance.” — Sarah Nau 02:44-02:58

Financial Aid Tips: “The most important thing is just to read each question thoroughly before you answer it.”— Sarah Nau 03:10-04:15

“My Scholarships app: The really cool thing about the My Scholarships app is that some of the scholarships are so easy to fill out that once you have that common profile done, all you need to do is pull up the application. Let’s just say it’s the Sarah Now music scholarship, and you wanna apply for that. It may be as simple as pulling up the application, and then all you need to do is sign and date it.”— Sarah Nau 04:25-06:29

“Scholarship Opportunities: Fill out as many as you qualify for. Give yourself more chances than less.”— Sarah Nau 07:09-07:12

3 key takeaways:

1️⃣ Scholarships Are a Game Changer: College can be expensive, but there are ways to cut down on the costs. Filling out the FAFSA form and applying for scholarships can make a significant impact on your financial burden.

2️⃣ Take a Chance, Apply Anyway: Don’t be discouraged from applying for scholarships just because you think you might not qualify. Many scholarships have different preferences and criteria, and you might still be eligible if you meet most of them.

3️⃣ Expert Guidance and Resources: If you need help navigating the maze of career choices or financial aid, the “No Loan Zone” podcast has you covered. Janet Maltbie, a career counselor with years of experience, shares valuable testing and career guidance services to help students gain clarity and confidence. Check out lifeworkcareerservices.com for more information.

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