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Alex Gonzalez

College Finance Consultant

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University of Oregon

Bachelor's in Sociology and Ethnic Studies

I have a passion for helping students and families and have done so through programs in college preparation access, and success. At the NELA Center for Student Success, I worked with Portland metro area schools as an external partner to meet the needs of counselors by hosting College Planning Nights and FAFSA completion workshops. As the training and development specialist at OSAC, I designed an online toolkit to support the state’s college mentoring program in over 45 sites in Oregon. I also bring experience from the university side, where I have held positions in athletics, financial aid, and admissions. At the University of Portland, I was the admissions counselor for diversity and inclusion in addition to my duties as an area counselor for Portland Metro, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Montana. I also developed and implemented a multicultural and community outreach plan for the admissions office. Most recently, I was the scholarship advisor at Educational Credit Management, managing eight program sites and supporting a cohort of more than 400 students. I continue to be a trusted expert in the financial aid community, providing national and regional training's.

Featured Blogs from Alex

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HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

The Truth About In-State Tuition

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COLLEGE LOAN ADVICE

COVID-19 and Student Loans: How to Get Relief

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HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

The Truth About In-State Tuition

If you're applying to out-of-state public universities, you may be wondering if you can qualify for in-state tuition. Here are some considerations.

Posted on August 16th, 2021
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COLLEGE LOAN ADVICE

COVID-19 and Student Loans: How to Get Relief

We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 relief measures for federal student loan borrowers.

Posted on March 27th, 2020

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