how to complete the fafsa

In the latest episode of Getting In: A College Coach Conversation, Beth Heaton covered two big topics with the help of expert guests. First, Beth and guest, Catherine Ettman, discussed the ins and outs of a public health major and why pre-med students should consider it.  The show wrapped with the weekly “School’s In! Application Workshop” session, discussing everything you ever wanted to know about filling out the FAFSA.

All About the Public Health Major

What is a public health major?  What kind of student should consider it? What does a career in the field look like?  Catherine Ettman, director of strategic initiatives at Boston University’s School of Public Health, joined Beth for a fascinating conversation regarding public health—defined as the conditions that we live in that shape our health.  A public health major studies the many different sectors that shape our health, and it is this intersection of many different disciplines which makes the major particularly appealing. So if you are looking for a way to impact health but blood and guts are turning you off from a career in medicine, tune into the full episode to learn more about the opportunities in public health!

School’s In! College Application Workshop – Filling Out the FAFSA

Financial aid expert, Laurie Peltier, offered an extensive overview on everything you need to know about filling out the FAFSA.  This segment of the “School’s In! Application Workshop” was aimed at parents of current seniors who are applying to college for the fall of 2017. It is particularly timely, as the FAFSA opened on October 1 this year!  What steps do both student and parents need to take? What materials do you need to make the process go faster? What gets counted?  Don’t let this form intimidate you! Tune in to the full segment and let our expert walk you through the process.

The next episode of Getting In: A College Coach Conversation airing Thursday, October 6 at 4 PM EST will spend the bulk of the conversation on filling out the Common Application.  Deadlines are just around the corner!  Let’s get these applications completed together!


Written by Lauren Randle
Lauren Randle is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Prior to joining College Coach, Lauren worked as a senior admissions officer at Georgetown University and previously held positions in college counseling at Malvern Preparatory School and the Canadian International School of Hong Kong. Visit our website to learn more about Lauren Randle.