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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

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APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

How to List More than 10 Colleges on the FAFSA

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APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Who Qualifies as a Parent for FAFSA Purposes?

Breaking News: Public Service Loan Forgiveness Overhaul
COLLEGE LOAN ADVICE

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Gets a Temporary Overhaul

All Blogs from Shannon

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APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

How to List More than 10 Colleges on the FAFSA

The FAFSA allows you to choose 10 schools to receive your form, but what if you’re applying to more than 10? Watch this video for advice!

Posted on October 21st, 2021
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APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Who Qualifies as a Parent for FAFSA Purposes?

Watch this brief video to learn whose information you need to include on the FAFSA if your parents are divorced, separated, never married or share custody.

Posted on October 8th, 2021
Breaking News: Public Service Loan Forgiveness Overhaul
COLLEGE LOAN ADVICE

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Gets a Temporary Overhaul

The Department of Education announced some temporary changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Find out more.

Posted on October 7th, 2021
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APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Applying for Financial Aid: Top 10 FAFSA Mistakes

College finance expert Shannon Vasconcelos shares ten common FAFSA mistakes and how your family can avoid them.

Posted on October 4th, 2021

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