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College Shopping

Hosted by: Laura Hawley Special guest: Dana Hurley

May 8, 2019

Host
Laura Hawley – CFP®, President at Allen & Company

Co-Host
Dana Hurley – Financial Advisor at Allen & Company

Guest
Arden Mitchell – Director of Admissions, Florida Southern College

In this episode, we discuss the major college admissions scandal that happened recently, which involved Hollywood actresses, business leaders and elite college coaches. This has laid bare the price of entry for some wealthy families — and the cost for everyone else. Also, we’ll talk with our special guest, the Admissions Director at Florida Southern, Arden Mitchell, about some thoughts and tips for shopping for college.

In this episode we cover:

  • Economic Forcast (1:14)
  • The recent college admissions scandal (4:46)
  • Factors (we feel) are very important when choosing a college (8:06)
  • Visit with Arden Mitchell, Director of Admissions for Florida Southern College, to discuss the different things that students and family should look at when they are thinking about going to college. (12:27)
  • Alternatives to Traditional College(30:42)
  • Cost of colleges and the rising student debt epidemic (33:17)

Links From the Show:

Tweetable Topics:

We are right in the middle of earning season. – Dana Hurley, Financial Advisor at Allen & Company

A high retention rate indicates overall student satisfaction with their first year experience at that school. – Dana Hurley, Financial Advisor at Allen & Company

You have to make sure that you’re going to come out with a degree that can pay for that education. – Dana Hurley, Financial Advisor at Allen & Company

Parents are sacrificing their retirements to put their kids through college. – Laura Hawley, CFP®, President at Allen & Company

Connect with:

Laura Hawley – CFP®, President at Allen & Company
Allen & Company – Laura Hawley

Dana Hurley – Financial Advisor at Allen & Company
Allen & Company – Dana Hurley
LinkedIn – Dana Hurley

Arden Mitchell – Director of Admissions, Florida Southern College
Florida Southern College; Arden Mitchell
LinkedIn – Arden Mitchell

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