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Jan Combs

College Finance Consultant

She/Her/Hers

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Boston University

Bachelor's in Political Science

Cambridge College

Master's in Education

I came to College Coach with nearly 30 years of related professional experiences. As a director of financial aid at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, I determined student financial aid eligibility, oversaw a number of scholarship and fellowship programs, and worked closely with students to guide them through the financial aid application process and the many steps to enrollment. As an account executive at two national lenders, I worked closely with students and advised them on financial literacy related best practices as well as student loan repayment options and strategies. More recently as a high school guidance counselor, I assisted a diverse group of students with their college admission, financial aid, and scholarship applications. Supporting students and their families through each of those overwhelming processes was very rewarding. I was able to offer valuable assistance to students throughout the entire process, as well as guide them when making their final decisions as to where to attend college and how they would cover the college bill. Currently, I serve as a seminar facilitator for the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA), assisting families with both the college admissions process as well as the college financing process.

Featured Blogs from Jan

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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

How to Help your Student Build Credit

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HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

Can I Get Financial Aid as an Undocumented Student?

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HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

New Year’s Resolutions for Financial Success

All Blogs from Jan

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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

How to Help your Student Build Credit

Building your student's credit early has its benefits. One way to build credit is to apply for it. Learn more about credit card options for students.

Posted on July 1st, 2021
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HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

Can I Get Financial Aid as an Undocumented Student?

Undocumented students pursuing a college education may face some financial roadblocks; however, there are options to make college a reality.

Posted on April 1st, 2021
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HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

New Year’s Resolutions for Financial Success

New year, new goals! How about focusing on financial literacy in 2021? Read on for some ideas for financial success.

Posted on December 31st, 2020
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

Lessons to Build Financial Literacy in Kids

Check out the below exercises, organized by age group, for fun ideas to engage your children in learning important money concepts.

Posted on June 9th, 2020

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