Hello! My name is Catherine Graham. I am the Founder and CEO of The Financial Aid Shop and creator of our financial aid education programs designed to help families successfully navigate the college financial aid process and get financial aid and scholarships.
As a 30 year college financial aid educator, teacher and coach, I am excited to be sharing my experience and expertise with you. I too applied for financial aid and borrowed student loans to pay for college, and boy did my parents make a lot of sacrifices! Had I known then how much college was going to cost and how my student loan debt was going to impact OUR financial futures, we would have made very different college choices. You see, we did not understand the financial aid process and gave up too early. There was so much to learn. It's not that we weren't smart it was just too hard to learn about financial aid while applying for it at the same time! Had we learned about college financial aid BEFORE my senior year, we would have planned for college more strategically and made very different choices!
I want our families planning for college to have a much different experience and more positive financial outcomes. At The Financial Aid Shop, we simply teach financial aid and help families get financial aid and scholarships and graduate debt free.
Whether you are parent planning for college, a school administrator or from an organization that supports students and families, we have the financial aid training program just for you.
I look forward to working with you!