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Jeanne Mahan

College Finance Consultant

 

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Emmanuel College

Bachelor's in French

Worcester State University

Master's in Non-Profit Management

I came to College Coach with 20 years of experience working in financial aid offices. As a financial aid coordinator at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, I reviewed and awarded financial aid files, worked with graduate students on financial literacy, and awarded scholarships, among other responsibilities. I also worked extensively with students as they neared graduation and faced the daunting task of repaying their student loans. I found this the most rewarding part of my job because I could help a student who was overwhelmed with the prospect of repaying their debt feel a sense of relief after reviewing their options. At the community college level, I was introduced to a wide array of federal and state financial aid programs. The student population was both traditional (18-22 year olds) and non-traditional (adults starting a degree, returning to complete one, or updating skills) and included people from the local community and many foreign countries.

Featured Blogs from Jeanne

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HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

Your First Tuition Bill

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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

The Financial Value of a Summer Job

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APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Understanding Financial Aid Award Letters

All Blogs from Jeanne

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HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

Your First Tuition Bill

Read this guide before making payments. If you have questions about charges on your tuition bill reach out to the school or seek a college finance expert.

Posted on July 13th, 2021
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

The Financial Value of a Summer Job

Colleges love to see applicants who have had summer jobs, but the value of summer jobs for teens goes far beyond college admissions. Learn more!

Posted on June 15th, 2021
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APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Understanding Financial Aid Award Letters

How do you compare financial aid offers to see your actual net price? College finance expert Jeanne Mahan explains.

Posted on April 20th, 2021
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How Do I Pay for College without Financial Aid?

Former Tufts University financial aid officer  Jeanne Mahan answers the common question, “how do I pay for college without financial aid?” in this video.

Posted on July 25th, 2018

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