Lake Norman Woman Magazine September 2021

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LKNW HALL PASS:

your inside guide to education with S H A W N H A L L

LKN EXPERT

Welcome to our new column LKNW Hall Pass: Your Inside Guide to Education With Shawn Hall. Shawn resides in Mooresville and is a former Education Specialist with the U.S. Dept. of Education. She is a mom of four girls, an author, and a college admissions/scholarship coach. Shawn will be giving us her advice and insights on a variety of topics in the education arena, and we look forward to having her as a regular contributor and LKNW expert. For more information, visit allroadseducation.com.

your path to

debt-free

college

A HHH S E PTE M B E R !

Can’t you smell the

turning of the season? The apples from the trees? The fear in the air from parents with high school students preparing for college? Yep! The scramble is on to figure out the schools, the application process, and yes, the money to pay for it all. Grab your highlighter, a cup of something to sip, and allow me to map out the path to debt-free college. First stop, course selection for high school. Can I just be real? You need to be involved in the course selection process every step of the way. Make sure you know what courses are needed to graduate AND allow your child to be accepted into the University of North Carolina College System. The Career and College Promise is offered at every community college. The built-in scholarship comes in the form of a student taking college courses while in high school, the state picking up the tab for the courses, and the student can transfer that course to their college! My daughter graduated in May and was able to earn 24 college credits and transfer them to her

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