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First Generation Students; Wily Network; Financial Aid Refunds

Getting In A College Coach Conversation
Sally Ganga

Written by Sally Gangaon September 7th, 2022

I started my career as an assistant director of admission at Reed College, my alma mater, where I ran the transfer program. From there, I went to Whittier College as an associate director, and then moved on to The University of Chicago, again as associate director, where I was in charge of the application reading process and the awarding of our top merit scholarships. The diversity of my experience was very helpful when I transferred to the high school side, where I assisted students applying to colleges at all levels of selectivity.
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Imagine heading off to college with no one to support you—no parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents. That’s what many foster students who make it to college face every year. Join us to learn more about how the Wily Network is stepping up to fill that void. If you’ve received money back from your college, and you’re not sure why, we have answers. We’ll share everything you need to know about financial aid refunds, including why they happen and what you should do with the funds. Finally, one of our own educators shares her story of being a first-generation college student. To listen to other episodes, visit Getting In: A College Coach Conversation on VoiceAmerica or search for us on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. While you’re there, please leave us a rating or review! We appreciate your feedback.

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