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EP#39: Day 3 The No Loan Zone Challenge

April 19-23, 2021 Join the Challenge Now! Join the Private Facebook group then answer group questions Day 3: Getting the Most out of Financial Aid and Scholarships: Free summer classes for Graduating Seniors: $1700 value. Subscribe to all No Loan Zone podcasts!

EP#38: Day 2 The No Loan Zone Challenge

April 19-23, 2021 Join the Challenge Now! Join the Private Facebook group then answer group questions Day 2: Meeting with your High School Counselor and LCCC Advisor Subscribe to all No Loan Zone podcasts!

EP#37: Day 1 The No Loan Zone Challenge

April 19-23, 2021 Join the Challenge Now! Join the Private Facebook group then answer group questions Day 1: Applying for Free Tuition, Books and Fees Through College Credit Plus. Subscribe to all No Loan Zone podcasts!

EP#36 The No Loan Zone Challenge

The No Loan Zone podcast helps students and adults in transition complete a degree, debt free.   I’m a Career Counselor and I’ve helped thousands of students and adults in transition make wise career choices.  I believe completing a degree, pursuing passionate work and debt free living is key to your future. All my guests… Continue reading EP#36 The No Loan Zone Challenge

EP#35 Vanessa Enlists

Enlisting in the military is a big decision. Is it right for you? Vanessa Richards thought it was right for her. She plans to serve and then take advantage of the Montgomery GI bill that provides tuition assistance for those who have served in the military. Here are some key takeaways Vanessa discussed: Talk to… Continue reading EP#35 Vanessa Enlists

EP#34 A Beginners Guide to getting the most out of your Community College.

Getting the most out of your Community College experience means starting with the end in mind. Today Krista O’Neill,  lead guided pathways coach for the 23 community colleges in Ohio, discusses the state and national trends that help students complete degrees through four pillars of support: clear curricular pathways, choosing a pathway, helping students stay… Continue reading EP#34 A Beginners Guide to getting the most out of your Community College.

EP#33 The Free Tuition Show: College Credit Plus

Interested in obtaining free college credits while in middle or high school? This statewide CCP (College Credit Plus) program offers free tuition, books and fees for free. Join us for a conversation with Nadia Leary. Nadia is the Manager of Recruitment, MyUniversity, and College Credit Plus at Lorain County Community College. She has helped thousands… Continue reading EP#33 The Free Tuition Show: College Credit Plus

EP#32 Just say no to the military? They served anyway.

Espy Correa and Kate Lentz served in the military and loved it. Is it right for you? Many veterans receive educational benefits during and after their career. Listen to Espy and Kate’s NO LOAN story and determine next best steps if you are thinking about joining any branch of the military.  Key takeaways: * Talk… Continue reading EP#32 Just say no to the military? They served anyway.

EP#31 A No Loan Zone Journey: Zarai’s story

Zarai Aquino came to the United States in the fall of 2017 after a hurricane struck the island of Puerto Rico. Her story is how she navigated the transition from high school to college without taking out student loans. Despite a twenty year age gap between her and her sisters, Zarai learned first hand the… Continue reading EP#31 A No Loan Zone Journey: Zarai’s story

EP#30 The Transfer Show: Udell’s Story

Thinking about transferring from a community college to a four year school such as Cleveland State or Kent State University? Meet Udell Holmes III, Adjunct Professor of SDEV 190: Introduction to the LCCC Community. Udell completed his Associate of Arts degree at LCCC then transferred to Cleveland State University where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree… Continue reading EP#30 The Transfer Show: Udell’s Story

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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. Don’t go it alone… Continue reading EP#29 The Best Way to Get Financial Aid Help

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EP#28 The Community College Advantage Show

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… Continue reading EP#28 The Community College Advantage Show

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

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