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8/2/19: Friday Media Roundtable; Financial Tips for College-Bound Students

Georgio Valentino, Fred Matthews, Melissa Ross, Dan Scanlan, and Anne Schindler (counter-clockwise) in Studio 5

Friday on the First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable, our panel of journalists looked at the top stories of the week, including:

Our Panelists were:

Financial Tips for College-Bound Students


Students of all ages will be heading back to school in just a few weeks. According to the College Board, average fees related to attending college range from $3,660 to $35,830 per year. 


In Northeast Florida, Jax Federal Credit Union is helping to make the cost of attending college more manageable for five students. The credit union recently awarded scholarships to five Northeast Florida students, totaling $2,500.


Joe Nowland is the Jax Federal Credit Union’s President & CEO and a father to two high school students. He told us more about the scholarships and the help students and parents alike can get to prepare to head back to school.


Heather Schatz can be reached at, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @heatherschatz.


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Heather is the senior producer of WJCT 89.9 FM talk shows including First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, the Florida Roundup and What's Health Got to Do with It?