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Top Five Long Distance College Visit Tips

Shannon Vasconcelos

Written by Shannon Vasconceloson January 6th, 2017

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.
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Families of many high school juniors utilize winter or spring vacation weeks to take some long-distance college visits.  Before planning any trips, however, make sure you pop over to StudentUniverse, and read College Coach’s own Ian Fisher’s top five tips for college visits.  Ian shows families how to plan a successful college visit, making the most of their time and money. With Ian’s advice, your child will come away from their college visit trip having garnered some new insight as to what they want—and don’t want—in a college, and, with any luck, your family will have had a whole lot of fun along the way. Read Ian’s college visit tips: Planning a Long Distance College Visit Want a chance to win a free college visit package? We’ve partnered with StudentUniverse to offer one lucky winner a grand prize including $1,000 in flights from StudentUniverse, a $500 Visa gift card, and a one-hour consult with a member of our college admissions or finance teams. To enter, simply complete the entry form. Hurry! All entries must be received by January 31, 2017. Want an even better chance to win? Like College Coach and StudentUniverse on Facebook to receive an extra entry! Contact-Us-CTA


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