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Jennifer Willcox

College Finance Consultant
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Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Bachelor's in Communication Studies

I have many years of financial aid experience, from a federal work-study student to associate director of financial aid, with many stops along the way. I started as a federal work-study student in the financial aid office at Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis and became a financial aid counselor upon graduation.  I then accepted a position as a financial aid counselor at St. Louis University. From there I joined the student-lending world, where I spent a decade working for Bank One and JP Morgan Chase marketing federal and private student loans to colleges in the Southeast. Before joining College Coach, I was the associate director of financial aid at Albany Medical College.

Featured Blogs from Jennifer

Top 10 529 Plan Myths
HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

Top 10 529 Plan Myths

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HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

The Benefits of Being a Resident Assistant

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FINDING SCHOLARSHIPS

How do Test Optional Schools Award Merit Scholarships?

All Blogs from Jennifer

Top 10 529 Plan Myths
HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

Top 10 529 Plan Myths

Our college finance expert busts some myths around 529 savings plans, which are one of the easiest ways you can begin saving for your student’s education.

Posted on April 19th, 2022
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HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

The Benefits of Being a Resident Assistant

Being a college Resident Assistant can save you money on room and board, but the responsibility and time commitment entailed may not be for everyone.

Posted on January 11th, 2022
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FINDING SCHOLARSHIPS

How do Test Optional Schools Award Merit Scholarships?

Wondering how colleges will award merit scholarships without test scores? Read on to learn about other important factors admission offices consider.

Posted on November 9th, 2021
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HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

Managing Undergraduate Loans in Medical School

If you borrowed undergraduate student loans, be sure to know your rights and responsibilities for repayment before beginning medical school.

Posted on July 28th, 2021

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