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Welcome to The College Pod!

Gillian Stubblefield
Editor & Creator

About Gillian | Editor & Creator
As a seasoned college admissions expert, I am passionate about helping families make sense of the financial aid process.

In my roles as an independent college counselor and a high school college counselor, I helped many families successfully navigate the college admissions process and was often struck by how much angst the financial aid process produced.

The College Pod was created in response to that need — to help families understand the financial aid process and develop strategies to cut college costs. Sign up for our newsletter to receive great financial aid tips and strategies to fund college.

About the College Pod
The College Pod is on a mission to empower families, especially those with first-generation college bound students, during the financial aid process. 

It’s no secret that the financial aid process is two part maze, one part guessing game, and one part emotional roller coaster. Many families can become so overwhelmed by the process that they decide to leave a lot to chance — applying to college first, then waiting to figure out funding if/when their student is admitted, or taking one look at the sticker price of college and giving up on their college dreams altogether. It doesn’t have to be this way though.

The College Pod provides resources and strategies to cut college costs before college application season rolls around. These strategies can form part of your plan to fund college and ensure you are not leaving a lot to chance or giving up on your dream of going to college.