“Many high school counselors know precious little about financing a college degree [and] ….. seem to be intimidated by financial aid issues. From what I’ve seen, the financial advice that many high school counselors dispense focuses a great deal on meeting deadlines.”
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.