The Growing Need for Financial Aid Resources: North Shore Community College and Salem State University Officials Talk Need-Based Scholarship Programs

In March 2017, TechCrunch published an article on return on education investment. The article said that “college is likely the second-largest expense for a person (after buying a home).”

Filing The FAFSA author Mark Kantrowitz writes that average student financial aid debt at graduation has tripled in the past two decades, making it exceed credit card and auto loan debt. With the ongoing reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, higher ed affordability, financial aid resources, and student loan debt are topics that need attention.

Here at EdTech Times, we’ve started a podcast series called Challenges and Solutions for Student Financial Aid and Debt as a result of the growing need for the student loan crisis to be covered.

Last week, Hester Tinti-Kane sat down with Stephen Creamer of North Shore Community College and Bonnie Galinski of Salem State University to talk about the financial aid resources available to students at both institutions. Here is an excerpt of the interview, about a special partnership between the two schools. Stay tuned for the full interview!

Elizabeth Hartel

Elizabeth Hartel

Elizabeth hails from New Jersey and studies journalism at Emerson College, where she works for two publications: a lifestyle magazine and a music magazine. In addition to education, she also enjoys writing about health and fitness and pop culture.