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<span><font><font>Brad received his Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Arkansas University, with a major in Psychology and a minor in Business.<span> </span>He furthered his education by graduating from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University with a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, specializing in Mental Health.<span> </span>He has been involved in the financial aid and/or rehabilitation professions for the past 15 years.</font></font></span><span><font> </font></span><span><font>Brad, a Past President of the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA), currently serves as the Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships for James Madison University.<span> </span>Immediately prior to JMU, he served as an Assistant Director of the Financial Aid Office at Virginia Commonwealth University.<span> </span>Brad has presented numerous sessions at state, regional, and national conferences, and has served on a variety of association committees.<span> </span>In addition to speaking at professional conferences, Brad has conducted an abundance of workshops and presentations in non-conference environments, including teaching a credit based financial literacy course at JMU entitled “Dollars and Sense.”<span> </span>Many of the topics Brad’s speaks on include communication, leadership, values, financial aid policies and procedures, financial literacy, and saving for college.<span> </span>He has also facilitated strategic planning and value development retreats.</font></span>
Understanding College Financial Aid
Financial advisor Brad Barnett discusses how to understand college financial aid.
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Brad Barnett: Hi! My name is Brad Barnett. I am working in the Financial Aid office at James Madison University. Today, I am going to talk with you about the completing the right type of financial aid application; but, before we get started, let me tell you a little about myself. I have been in the financial aid business for about 12 years and I am past President of the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator. I have conducted presentations on a state, regional and national level at various locations across the country and currently teaching a financial literacy course here at James, you call dollars and cents. Now, let s get into the application.