Kassandra Sweatt
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Kassandra Sweatt

DESE Project Based Affordability Advisor

Kassandra is a Project Based College Affordability Advisor, where she works with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to advise students across Massachusetts. As a DESE advisor, Kassandra works with students and families virtually to help them navigate the financial aid process and assists students in making informed decisions about affording college. Prior to joining the DESE team, Kassandra worked as an in-person affordability advisor at Durfee High School in Fall River, MA. Kassandra previously worked at Bristol Community College as an advisor for the TRIO Educational Talent Search program. In this role, she worked with students coming from disadvantaged backgrounds in grades 6-12 to help them achieve their post-secondary goals. Kassandra is a proud first-generation college graduate and earned a BS in Psychology as well as an M.Ed in Student Affairs Counseling, both from Bridgewater State University.

Why uAspire?

I chose uAspire because I know first-hand how overwhelming the financial aid process can be. uAspire's mission to help students find an affordable path to and through college resonates deeply with me, and I feel fortunate to work for an organization where we strive to make a post-secondary education feel attainable for ALL students.