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Glen Dunzweiler joins the student loan podcast to share why life is more than student loans. With the New Year well under way, Glen will help you get your mindset on track to accomplish your goals of paying off your student loans and also living the life you want. Glen wants students to succeed! After teaching at universities for eleven years and s…
 
Today, Claire Wasserman, founder and author of Ladies Get Paid joins The Student Loan Podcast to discuss the many moving parts of your career after you graduate from school. Claire gets right into the nitty gritty and shares rock solid advice for how to advance for your career in more ways than one. Claire shares her personal story and how she had …
 
Today's episode is a bit different from the typical StartNews update. Today, Daphné Vanessa and Shamil Rodriguez play and discuss recent clips of members of Congress calling to Cancel Student Loan Debt. The discussion doesn't end there though because they also play clips from the opposing view point to provide a balance of the different perspective…
 
Latasha Peterson (@artsandbudgets), founder of ArtsandBudgets.com, joins the Student Loan podcast to share how she paid off $25k in debt in a year through side hustles and how you can too! We discuss with Latasha: How to find a side hustle that matches your skills; Planning for using your side hustle money to pay your student loans; Setting aside m…
 
Today, Brandyn Rodriguez, founder of PositivelyB (@debt_free_2020), shares how she and her husband, DJ, paid off over $130k in debt! This episode provides real life advice for working together with your partner to pay off your debt together. We discuss with Brandyn: The importance of developing a debt payoff plan; Communicating your plan with your …
 
Today, Nika Booth, founder of Debt Free Gonnabe (@debtfreegonnabe) joins the show how to stick to your debt payoff plan. Nika doesn't keep it academic on today's episode. She shares her personal story to help demonstrate what it takes to stick to your debt payoff journey. Nika doesn't hold back in today's episode. She shares how she overcame the in…
 
Today, Kat the PA, from PA the FI Way joins The Student Loan Podcast to discuss how you can pay off your student loans and enjoy your life as the same time. Kat is a Physician Assistant that is working her way towards Financial Independence so she can retire early, but she isn't depriving herself to get to her goal. She is well aware from her perso…
 
Today, Cyril Jose, creator of @trainyourdollar joins The Student Loan Podcast to share how it isn't too late for you to learn about money. Cyril shares his personal story and how it wasn't too late for him to get started on his personal finance journey We discuss with Cyril Jose: why it's not too late to learn about money even though many projectio…
 
Today, Daphné and Shamil discuss the latest student loan and higher education news updates. Some of the topics covered today include: Navient transitioning student loan borrower accounts over to Maximus; Public Service Loan Forgiveness lawsuit settlement; and the possibility that free community college will be taken out of the current budget packag…
 
Rob Phelan, author of M is for Money, Co-lead Personal Finance Curriculum writer for ChooseFI Foundation, and the owner of The Simple StartUp joins the Student Loan Podcast to share how he became debt free and how you can do the same. We discuss with Rob Phelan: how he became debt free and how you can do the same with your student loans; two main m…
 
In honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day, today's episode is a mix of clips from previous interviews with Dr. Chris Nelson (Episode 32), Dr. JD Lopez (Episode 28) and Dr. Amanda Tachine (Episode 30). They previously joined the Student Loan Podcast to help shed light on the intersection of tribal life and higher education. Be prepared to open your eyes t…
 
Lucia Pilar, teacher and personal finance coach, joins The Student Loan Podcast to share how her personal story as a first generation Mexican American college graduate formed her passion to share lessons of financial literacy within her community. Lucia Pilar created The Wealth and Health Journey to help first-generation, BIPOC, and women gain cont…
 
Today, Umme Hoque, the Organizing Director for the Debt Collective joins the The Student Loan Podcast to discuss why student loan debt cancellation is desperately needed in America today. We discuss with Umme Hoque: The purpose and mission of the Debt Collective; Calls for President Biden to fix the current student loan debt crisis; The need for st…
 
Senaida Ng joins the Student Loan Podcast to share how she manages life as an international student, startup founder, musician, and content creator. If you wanted to learn how such a mover and shaker gets this all done and so much more, then this episode is for you. We discuss with Senaida Ng: Ways that she has financed her education as an internat…
 
Happy Latinx Heritage Month! Daphné Vanessa and Shamil Rodriguez go over some of the latest higher education and student loans, but that's not all. This episode also shares plays clips from previous episodes that cover the student loan and higher education perspective of Latinx students and student loan borrowers. Visit the show notes for all the e…
 
Gary Santos Mendoza joins the show to discuss higher education, mental health awareness, identity and how it all relates to student loans and the student experience. Gary currently serves as the director of the intercultural resource center at Rutgers University in Newark, NJ. If you like discussing topics like gender identity, mental health, cultu…
 
Gary Santos Mendoza joins the show to discuss higher education, mental health awareness, identity and how it all relates to student loans and the student experience. Gary currently serves as the director of the intercultural resource center at Rutgers University in Newark, NJ. If you like discussing topics like gender identity, mental health, cultu…
 
Daphné Vanessa and Shamil Rodriguez discuss the origins of The Student Loan Podcast and the startup they co-founded that allows for students and alumni to serve the community and receive payments towards their student loans or tuition in return. Learn more at StartNoo.com to see if StartNoo is on your campus. Show notes for today's episode: https:/…
 
Adam Minsky, Esq. joins the show to share why he started a practice over 10 years ago that focuses on protecting the rights of student loans borrowers. Adam is also a Senior Contributor for Forbes and shares recent student loan news that can impact many student loan borrowers and how they might prepare for them. In today's episode we cover: Knowing…
 
If you thought you were busy, then you haven't met Dr. Ijeoma Kola. She joins the Student Loan podcast not only to share how she went from undergraduate to her Ph.D. without taking on any student loan debt, but how she is paying it forward for other black women and nonbinary doctoral candidates through her nonprofit Cohort Sistas. Dr. Kola is not o…
 
Today, Mike Kleba, a 20+ year public school teacher, co-author of the book Otherful, school culture expert and climber of Mount Kilimanjaro (no, that wasn't a typo) joins the show. Mike goes into how teachers and school leaders can change the culture of their schools and therefore the student experience by making a shift in their leadership. Today'…
 
Daphné Vanessa and Shamil Rodriguez discuss how universities can help students land jobs they want. Visit the show notes for all the extra details: https://thestudentloanpodcast.com/episode39 Visit our podcast sponsor at StartNoo to learn how you can exchange service hours in the community for direct payments towards your student loans or tuition.…
 
Tired of out-of-this world tuition? Well, today's guest, has a possible solution for you. Save on college expenses by going to college in Canada. Brandon Miller is an immigration consultant that has helped many Americans take advantage of the benefits of studying in Canada. Today, we look at what that might look like for you. This episode provides …
 
Today, Daphné and Shamil discuss the latest student loan and higher education news updates. Some of the topics covered today include: FedLoan Servicing not renewing its contract with the federal government; Calls for U.S. News to stop using SAT/ACT scores in school rankings; and Large donations given to colleges and universities from private donors…
 
Have you ever imagined paying off your student loans in one fell swoop? Well, our guest today, Pamela Keith, Esq., has lived that very moment when she wrote a check to pay off her nearly $100K in student loan debt. In today's episode we will cover how Pam was able to reach this prolific milestone and so much more. We also dive into: Not allowing fo…
 
Today, Daphné and Shamil discuss how to negotiate and appeal your financial aid package. You don't have to settle for the first offer letter you receive from your dream school. Learn how to negotiate and appeal your initial financial aid package in today's episode. Visit the show notes for more information: https://thestudentloanpodcast.com/episode…
 
We are joined on The Student Podcast by Phyllis Khao, who we have termed the Service Queen. Phyllis shares her story of service to others while navigating how to pay for school as a first generation college student. There are plenty of laughs in today's episode as we cover: why Phyllis decided to go to college in the first place; why Phyllis chose …
 
Today Daphné and Shamil discuss how to make your degree worth it by volunteering. Learn more by visiting the show notes at: https://thestudentloanpodcast.com/episode33 Visit our podcast sponsor at StartNoo to learn how you can exchange service hours in the community for direct payments towards your student loans or tuition.…
 
In today's episode, we are joined by Dr. Chris Nelson (@chris52nd) to discuss why financial aid is more than just money and how the meaning of money for students changes over time. We also dive into: The tension between being a part of a greater community as a Native and individualism taught by Western Society; How your relationship with money impa…
 
Janette Martinez, former Senior Policy and Research Analyst at Excelencia in Education, joins the Student Loan Podcast to share solutions for student loans from the Latino perspective. Capture everything that was covered in today's episode by visiting the show notes at: https://thestudentloanpodcast.com/episode31 Visit our podcast sponsor at StartN…
 
Sit down for this episode. Dr. Amanda Tachine, PhD (@atachine) breaks down Indigenous perspectives on higher education, including policy, opportunities for partnership, and opportunities for understanding. Get ready to laugh, cry, and be angry, all in one episode. We discuss everything from college affordability to highlighting declarations of Trib…
 
Amanda Martinez from UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza) joins the show today to discuss Latinos in Higher Education and also shares her education and student loan story as a Latina. This episode follows Amanda along her journey as a first generation college in California to student to a policy analyst with UnidosUS in DC while also wea…
 
Today's guest, Dr. Jameson David Lopez, also known as "JD", shares how a dime changed the way he looked at financing his education. It's crazy how 10 cents led him on a path of ultimately graduating with a PhD and no student loan debt - seriously! JD also touches briefly on some of the stereotypes around tribal students and some of the differences …
 
Danielle Douglas-Gabriel from the Washington Post joins The Student Loan Podcast to discuss President Joe Biden's recent American Families Plan announcement and its impact on higher education costs and student loans. Capture everything that was covered in today's episode by visiting the show notes at: https://thestudentloanpodcast.com/episode27 Vis…
 
In today's episode Daphné and Shamil discuss what happens when extended federal student loan relief under the CARES Act expires, and what actions you might consider taking between now and then. View the full list of resources in the show notes by visiting: https://thestudentloanpodcast.com/episode26 Visit our podcast sponsor at StartNoo to learn ho…
 
Alejandra Acosta (@AleAcostaEd) is a policy analyst with the higher education initiative at New America. She conducts research and analysis on the equitable and ethical use of predictive analytics in higher education. In today’s episode Alejandra does a wonderful job of breaking down what is predictive analytics exactly and how it applies to higher…
 
Today we have a unique episode for you of a recorded call Daphné had with a student loan servicer. We hope that this episode will help you before you call your student loan servicer and ask for details about your student loans. As you’ve heard from other guests of the show, the first step you need to take in paying of your student loans is gatherin…
 
Happy April Fool's Day! Unfortunately, being fooled isn't so fun when you've been scammed for thousands of dollars by someone posing to offer you student loan forgiveness. No need to fear, because you will walk away from today's episode learning how to qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) and how to avoid scammers that pretend to offe…
 
In today's episode Daphné and Shamil take a fun twist and discuss "radical" ideas that could change the student loan industry. View the full list of resources in the show notes by visiting: https://thestudentloanpodcast.com/episode22 Visit our podcast sponsor at StartNoo to learn how you can exchange service hours in the community for direct paymen…
 
Dr. Katherine Wheatle, strategy officer for federal policy and equity at Lumina Foundation, joins the show to share the details of a report that she led on Changing the Narrative on Student Borrowers of Color. Today's episode is the deep dive of deep dive episodes, so put on your policy hats and get prepared to learn about how this report is helpin…
 
Nena Ugwuomo, founder of Student Dream (https://www.studentdream.org/) joins the show to share how Student Dream is accomplishing their mission of closing the black wealth gap by leading lessons on personal finance, investing and entrepreneurship. We hope you are ready for a great episode because Nena does a wonderful job of taking a deep dive into…
 
Shamil Rodriguez, co-host of The Student Loan Podcast and co-founder of StartNoo.com shares his experience of being on a community college board of trustees at the ripe age of 23. Sit back and enjoy this episode because we take the scenic route into Shamil’s higher education experience in hopes that you can take away some of the perspective he’s ga…
 
Betsy Mayotte, the founder of TISLA (http://freestudentloanadvice.org/) joins the show to share free student loan advice that she has gained in over 20 years in the student loan space. She's helped thousands of families navigate through financing their higher education goals. We hope you have your thinking caps on today because Betsy jumps into why…
 
Danielle Douglas-Gabriel from the Washington Post joins The Student Loan Podcast to discuss the history and current state of the student loan industry. Danielle covers everything from the history of student loans in America, CFPB enforcement efforts, student loan scandals that have shaped current student loan policies, the Biden administration plan…
 
In today's episode Daphné and Shamil take a fun twist and discuss celebrities that have paid off student loans for their fans or random people they've encountered on the internet. This fun filled episode will inspire you, make you laugh, and give you some insight as to how sharing your story online can be heard by the right person at the right time…
 
The train has arrived, ladies and gentlemen. Today is the beginning of the Senate Confirmation hearing of the Biden-Harris administration nominee, Miguel Cardona, for Secretary of Education. Expert Laura Meckler joins us from the Washington Post to discuss the historical appointment of Miguel Cardona. With the incoming administration already making…
 
In today's episode Daphné and Shamil respond to a listener's question asking if they should go to graduate school to defer paying back their student loans. They discuss what to consider when making this type of decision and walk you through the decision making process of the value of your graduate degree. They also take a dive into other options to…
 
Happy Inauguration Day to everyone in the United States! New administration, new student loan agenda. With every Presidential Administration, new policies, efforts, and strategies are implemented across a number of different categories. The student loan crisis is no different. At a time when over 44 million Americans hold over $1.7 trillion dollars…
 
Daphné Vanessa and Shamil Rodriguez discuss how to achieve your New Year's Resolution of paying off your student loan debt. They've gathered ideas and share strategies that you can implement in your own plan to pay off your student loan debt. Some of the lessons you'll learn from this episode include ways to committing to the challenge of paying of…
 
Daphné Vanessa Shares How She Was Able to Get Her Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees for Free! Daphné Vanessa is not just a boss at StartNoo (pun intended), she is a boss at following the flow of money, understanding the university endowment system and has first-hand experience with building out a multinational network of nonprofits and volunteers.…
 
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