Good But Ugly
Intro

Intro

December 2, 2020

The trillion dollar student loan debt started with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Despite this symptom of an even greater problem, school districts, states & students are left to fend for themselves as they maneuver the ins and outs of this ambiguous federal form. Good but Ugly was born out of frustration of the FAFSA, which remains an unnecessary barrier to college access faced by many, especially international and first generation college students. The goal of this podcast is to start a conversation that goes beyond surface level FAFSA simplification and leads to financial literacy as the new normal.

For the real on college aid, visit www.FundYourFuture.info

Host: https://www.instagram.com/fundyrfuture/

Testing…Testing…

Testing…Testing…

January 3, 2021

In this confessional rant, host Qwesha Coutou of FundYourFuture.info reviews The Privileged Poor by Anthony Jack and shares her doubly disadvantaged highs and lows that lead her to start the Fund Your Future movement.

For (un)common FAFSA sense, visit https://fundyourfuture.info/fafsa

Host: https://www.instagram.com/fundyrfuture/

Health, Wealth and Boss tingz

Health, Wealth and Boss tingz

March 3, 2021

In this interview, founder of PinkBerryBoost shares lessons learned in college & mental health on her journey towards entrepreneurship & building wealth.

For helpful college aid tips, visit www.FundYourFuture.info

Host: https://www.instagram.com/fundyrfuture/

A Family Affair

A Family Affair

June 23, 2021

From legal loopholes to messy middlemen, this episode discusses the pros and cons of the family dynamic in the college aid process.

For 2023-24 FAFSA simplification updates, visit https://fundyourfuture.info/videos

Host: https://www.instagram.com/fundyrfuture/

College Signing

College Signing

June 24, 2021

This episode questions why college affordability isn't prioritized over college decision day. 

For college aid rules & tools, visit https://FundYourFuture.info/tools

Host: https://www.instagram.com/fundyrfuture/

FAFSA Litmus Test

FAFSA Litmus Test

June 28, 2021

This episode explains how to use FAFSA's estimated award, college graduation & retention rates to avoid buyer's remorse & financially prepare prospective college students in the long run. 

For college knowledge resources, visit https://FundYourFuture.info/tools

Host: https://www.instagram.com/fundyrfuture/

Show Me The Money

Show Me The Money

June 29, 2021

The low down on maximum student loans, college tuition increases & President Biden's free education proposal. Guests include owners of Soliloquy Events and Neesh's Herbal Company. 

Guests:

www.soliloquyevents.com

neeshsherbalco@gmail.com

Host: https://www.instagram.com/fundyrfuture/

 

FAFSA Fine Print

FAFSA Fine Print

July 1, 2021

This episode discusses the fine print in college aid from keeping your award to withdrawing from courses. Also updates on how FAFSA simplification implementations of selective service and drug conviction questions will impact students in the 2021-22 award year. 

For full coverage of FAFSA simplifications, visit https://fundyourfuture.info/videos

Host: https://www.instagram.com/fundyrfuture/

Professional Judgement

Professional Judgement

July 2, 2021

This episode discusses a barrier faced by many college students requesting changes to their financial aid package due to a special circumstance. Federal updates and the SwiftStudent tool is discussed to remedy the influx of professional judgment requests. 

SwiftStudent: https://formswift.com/swift-student

Host: https://www.instagram.com/fundyrfuture/

For financial aid tools & resources, visit https://fundyourfuture.info/tools

The Aftermath

The Aftermath

July 3, 2021

This episode discusses the aftermath of college aid, college dropouts and student debt as a barrier to homeownership & financial freedom for Parent PLUS loan borrowers.

To know before you go, visit https://fundyourfuture.info  

Host: https://www.instagram.com/fundyrfuture/

FAFSA Simplification

FAFSA Simplification

July 3, 2021

FAFSA simplification is a major improvement to the dreaded college aid application but still does not address rising tuition costs. This episode covers a few updates to be expected this 2021-22 aid year until full implementation in the 2024-25 aid year. 

Full FAFSA simplification updates:

https://www.aau.edu/sites/default/files/AAU-Files/Key-Issues/COVID-19/FAFSASimplificationActof2020_%20SECTIONBYSECTION_CLEAN_lms12.17.2020.pdf

Host: https://www.instagram.com/fundyrfuture/

www.FundYourFuture.info

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