74. Debbie Peterson | Self Employed Parents and Student Loans


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Debbie Peterson joins the Student Loan Podcast to share her story of being a parent trying to navigate FAFSA and taking out student loans for her son while being self employed.

Being self employed and helping pay for your kids to go to school isn't as straightforward as you'd think. Luckily, Debbie shares her experience of how she was able to get it done and she also provides recommendations for how the system can improve for self employed parents looking to help their children with paying for school.

In today's episode with Debbie we discuss:

  • how self-employment can hurt your chances of obtaining financial aid;
  • the perspective of a parent looking to help their children pay for school;
  • the need for parents to speak up and share their experiences to help shape change in the financial aid process; and
  • much, much, more...

Visit the show notes for all the extra details: https://thestudentloanpodcast.com/episode74

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