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Expert Panel: Behind the Scenes of College Financial Aid (Includes Coronavirus Updates)
This weekly webinar is a conversation among four experts with backgrounds in financial aid, scholarships, student loans and taxes. It explores the complex world of need-based and merit-based financial aid—including updates related to the coronavirus. Recommended for parents of middle school and/or high school students.
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Shane Cole
College and scholarship counselor
Shane Cole has 15+ years of experience helping families navigate the college admissions process as a counselor at a local public high school. He earned the Outstanding Educator Award from the University of Chicago and was named Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Counselors. He has been published by outlets including the Wall Street Journal.
Billie Jo Weis
Tax specialist
Billie Jo Weis has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and finance. As My College Planning Team's senior client service manager, she works with families to develop customized plans for reducing college costs by identifying income, asset, and borrowing strategies to increase students’ financial aid eligibility.
Joe Christopoulos
Certified Financial Planner
Joe is an independent financial advisor with 72 Financial in Arlington Heights, IL. As the son of a financial advisor, Joe has been exposed to the world of investing and financial planning for nearly all of his life. In 2013, he graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a major in Entrepreneurial Studies. Joe is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional who loves working with families and small business owners through all phases of life whether you’re just entering the workforce, preparing for college expenses, or planning for retirement.