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Michelle Richardson

College Finance Consultant
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Buena Vista University

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Banking and Finance

Cardinal Stritch University

Master's in Business Administration

I began my financial aid counseling career working in a community bank. I provided families with paper FAFSAs and assisted them in completing the application in person. Through the years, the process, products and regulations in the financial aid industry may have changed, but the reward I feel when I help students and families has not. During my tenure at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, I had the opportunity to work with a very diverse group of students working towards all types of degrees from certificate programs to doctoral degrees. From there, I worked in student loan finance and became very passionate about financial literacy. I love educating families about various financial vehicles and assisting them in determining what is the best financial strategy to pay for college.

Featured Blogs from Michelle

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FINDING SCHOLARSHIPS

Are There Medical School Scholarships?

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HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

How Do I Pay for Medical School?

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HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

College Savings Incentive Programs

All Blogs from Michelle

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FINDING SCHOLARSHIPS

Are There Medical School Scholarships?

Medical school is an expensive undertaking, but there are scholarships offered by organizations and medical schools themselves that may make costs less daunting.

Posted on December 7th, 2021
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HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

How Do I Pay for Medical School?

You have put in many hours, blood, sweat, and even a few tears to prepare for medical school. One question remains: have you prepared financially?

Posted on June 7th, 2021
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HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

College Savings Incentive Programs

Several states provide college savings programs for families with qualifying incomes. The goal is simple: to get families saving for college! Learn more.

Posted on May 27th, 2021
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What is a Pell Grant & How Do I Get One?

The Pell Grant is free money that the government provides to eligible students to assist them in paying for college. Learn more!

Posted on December 10th, 2020

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