Thanks to Anna Takahashi, Director of College Counseling at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto, California for participating in this recent NGPF podcast. Anna wears many different hats at Eastside as college counselor, personal finance teacher and financial aid expert to name just a few. She has devoted her career to serving first gen students, that is, students who will be the first in their family to attend college.
Listen to this podcast to hear Anna’s insights on:
- The biggest financial aid myths that she has to dispel
- How to engage parents in the college decision process
- Recent changes in the financial aid process
- How to write a strong personal statement
Resources mentioned by Anna:
3:15~5:00 – College counseling process