This is episode two in a three-part series on paying for college. My guest for this episode is Lauren Schandevel, a 4th year Public Policy student at the University of Michigan and creator of the “Being Not-Rich” Guide--more on that shortly. On this episode we discuss:
Where did the inspiration for the “Being Not-Rich” Guide come from?
In what ways are higher ed institutions unsympathetic to the needs of low-income students, and how can this widen the gap between them and their wealthier peers?
What’s in the guide?
What’s been the impact?
How you can access Lauren’s guide and even
Tips for creating your own “Not-Rich” Guide and spread the word
[1:15] Who is Lauren Schandevel?
[3:11] What started the Being Not-Rich Guide?
[5:21] Lauren’s backstory
[9:41] What’s in the guide?
[12:10] What has been the impact of this guide?
[15:20] What organizations were essential in spreading the word?
[16:24] Why did Lauren create this guide?
[18:45] What is Questbridge? (and Matchlighters)
[19:25] How to start your own “Not-Rich” Guide
[20:03] What Lauren wants everyone to know