Podcast #29 The Get the Most out of Financial Aid Show, Podcasts

EP#29 The Best Way to Get Financial Aid Help

Are you frustrated with the financial aid process?

Join us for a conversation with Carrie Short, Director of Financial Aid at Lorain County Community College. Don’t miss out on free money because you failed to apply to financial aid, got frustrated with the process or failed to update your contact information.

Realize many times financial aid will need to verify your information. The government requires this. It is not personal, but it can be frustrating. Make sure you are in contact with your financial aid office by checking your email. During the pandemic, use the chat line first or email before calling. 

Apply for the FAFSA. Update your contact info regularly.

  • Apply for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at https://studentaid.gov/
  • Make sure your current address, phone number and email information is accurate and up to date.
  • Many students miss out on grants and scholarship because they either didn’t apply or their financial aid office could not reach them. 
  • Check your school email regularly.  

Podcast #28 The Community College Advantage Show, Podcasts

EP#28 The Community College Advantage Show

LCCC Vice President, Dr. Jonathan Dryden,
discusses the Community College advantage: low cost / high value.

Have you considered attending a Community College? Many high school students, non traditional students and adults in transition are finding that it is a low cost/high value way to complete a degree or learn a new skill. Today on the No Loan Zone podcast we discuss with Dr. Jonathan Dryden the advantages of attending a community college.  Dr. Dryden is Provost and Vice President of Academic and Learner Services at Lorain County Community College. Previous to that he served as a Professor of English and Dean of the Social Sciences and Human Services division at LCCC.  This podcast is for you if you if don’t have a clear career direction and you are not sure if you want to take the time, effort and money it takes to complete a degree. Plus, you have heard the stories about students who are in debt after completing a degree. We will be covering these topics and more with the Vice President of Lorain County Community College: www.lorainccc.edu

Also, if you are unsure about your career direction and want help on completing a degree, debt free, you can reach the host of this podcast, Janet Maltbie, at radiowannabe.com/contact. She teaches a totally online career exploration class through Lorain County Community College, called Career Exploration and Life Planning, SDEV 103. 

Podcast #27 The Show Me the Money Show, Podcasts

EP#27 The Show Me the Money Show for Full Time Students

Need more scholarship money? The Sail program could help you.

Today on our program Matt Mercado discusses the Sail program at Lorain County Community College. Participants in the program get free money in the form of gap tuition scholarships, textbook vouchers and gift cards. They also get personalized career advising, priority registration and access to career development workshops. It is all designed to help you complete your degree in three years or less. So if are a full time student receiving the Pell Grant and you are thinking about taking out loans to cover your expenses, you owe it to yourself to check out programs your college campus that will pay you as you go to school. 

For more information about the Sail program contact Matt Mercado at Lorain County Community College at 440-366-4117. More information can also be found at the Sail program website

Also, if you are unsure about your career direction and want help on completing a degree, debt free, you can reach the host of this podcast, Janet Maltbie, at radiowannabe.com/contact. She teaches a totally online career exploration class through Lorain County Community College, called Career Exploration and Life Planning, SDEV 103. 

Podcast #26: The Blood and Needles Show: Careers in Dialysis Care, Podcasts

EP#26 The Blood and Needles Show: Careers in Dialysis Care

All artwork by dialysis patients courtesy www.cdcare.org/ArtShow/

Interested in entering the medical field but need a short term training program that will pay as you learn? Join us for a conversation about how to get started in dialysis care with Sally Marty and RJ Picciano. Sally Marty is a nurse and was awarded the 2020 Dialysis Healthcare worker of the year award by the Ohio Renal Association. RJ Picciano is President of Bonent (Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing Technology).

Links to Dialysis Training websites:

If you would like more information on getting started in a career in dialysis contact RJ Picciano directly at president@bonent.org

Podcast #25: Gateway to Medical Careers-Part2, Podcasts

EP#25 Gateway into the Medical Careers: Passing Anatomy and Physiology-Part 2

Photo by Jane Carmona on Unsplash

Interested in the entering the medical profession? Passing Anatomy and Physiology is a must. This podcast centers strategies you can take to pass and excel in the class. Join us for a conversation with Lorain County Community College (LCCC) graduate, Caitlin Bayus. Caitlin recently graduated from our nursing program and is working as an emergency room nurse in Elyria Ohio. She holds a two-year Associates degree in Nursing. For more information about taking Anatomy and Physiology through LCCC, please call 440-366-4033 and ask to speak with an advisor today. You can also reach an advisor via LCCC live chat.