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Shannon Vasconcelos

College Finance Consultant
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University of Massachusetts

Bachelor's in Economics

Tufts University

Master's in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning

I came to College Coach with close to 10 years of experience in college financial aid offices. I began my career at Boston University, where I counseled students and their parents on the financial aid process and reviewed undergraduate financial aid applications. At Tufts University, where I served as assistant director of financial aid, I developed expertise in the field of health professions financial aid. I was responsible for financial aid application review, grant awarding and loan processing, and college financing and debt management counseling for both pre- and post-doctoral dental students. I have also served as an active member of the Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator’s Early Awareness and Outreach Committee, coordinating early college awareness activities for middle school students; as a trainer for the Department of Education’s National Training for Counselors and Mentors, educating high school guidance counselors on the financial aid process; and as a volunteer for FAFSA Day Massachusetts, aiding students and parents with the completion of online financial aid applications.

Featured Blogs from Shannon

Colleges that offer the most financial aid
HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

Colleges that Offer the Most Financial Aid

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APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

When Should You Apply for Financial Aid?

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HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

Should You Buy Tuition Insurance?

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Colleges that offer the most financial aid
HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

Colleges that Offer the Most Financial Aid

Our college finance experts have compiled a list of colleges in the U.S. that offer the most financial aid. Check it out!

Posted on September 20th, 2022
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APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

When Should You Apply for Financial Aid?

Watch this brief video to learn when you should apply for financial aid. Hint: don’t wait until you’ve been accepted to college!

Posted on August 16th, 2022
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HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

Should You Buy Tuition Insurance?

College finance expert Shannon Vasconcelos shares things you should think about when considering whether or not to buy tuition insurance. Read on!

Posted on June 21st, 2022
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What is a Credit Report?

Check out our YouTube channel for an explainer on credit reports and how student and parent loans can affect them.

Posted on June 14th, 2022

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