uAspire Advisor Joe Paige on WWLP

By: Chris Loney | Friday, September 28, 2012

Joe Paige, uAspire Springfield Promise Program Financial Aid Advisor, was interviewed by WWLP’s 22News last night. The NBC affiliate in Springfield reported on a college fair Thursday night at Holyoke High School, hosted by Holyoke Community College and AVANZA 2 College Program.

Joe shared with told 22News “You have to resist the temptation of going to a school just because of the glamour of the name. You have to think about your family and economics.”

The story is coming off a recent statistic that showed that 1 in 5 families currently hold an average student loan debt of $26,000.

Advisors at the college fair, including Joe, suggested that students and families work with their high schools and community organizations to find scholarships and complete the FAFSA, in order to reduce debt and loans.

You can watch the video here.

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