WVTF Call-in Show Hosts Panel on Private Colleges and Financial Aid

| April 15, 2009

Sweet Briar financial aid director Bobbi Carpenter appeared on WVTF’s live call-in show, “Evening Edition,” with Michelle Davis, financial aid director at Lynchburg College, and Jennifer Braaten, president of Ferrum College and former chair of the Council for Independent Colleges in Virginia.

The panel discussed and took questions from callers on the types and range of financial aid available, how to apply for it and how to plan to pay for college, especially in challenging economic times. They also talked about the value of attending college and made a case for considering a private college or university versus a public institution.

Fred Echols hosted the hour-long show, which can be downloaded in two parts from the “Evening Edition” Web site. WVTF is a local National Public Radio affiliate heard on FM 89.1 in the Lynchburg area and 89.3 in the Charlottesville area. “Evening Edition” is produced by the WVTF news department and covers myriad topics of local, state and national interest.

For information about options for paying for college, contact Sweet Briar’s Office of Financial Aid at financialaid@sbc.edu or (434) 381-6156.

Jennifer McManamay

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