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I CAN Finish College

The Fit and the Finances

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What Will I Learn?

✅What the right school is for me and how I figure that out
✅How I tap into resources to pay for college
How I figure out what I can afford for college

In this audio class you will learn how to think about what is the right school for you where you can succeed and thrive. And we will talk about money—the all important question of finances!

We will cover these things and much, much more! You will find out things like why understanding how you learn and what your goals are can lead to the right fit of school for you. You will learn how to think about what you can afford in a school and then how to afford it.

You will be guided to detailed information found in the free pdf of I CAN Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide which you get as part of the course. You will have access to the instructor after the course as well as lifetime access to the audio course itself.

College is a major investment in yourself and your future. You can finish college if you have the understanding of how college actually works. It begins with making the right choice of school.

If you have questions or need to know these things then this course is right for you.

  • Learn why a college degree is so important now?
  • Learn why understanding how you learn and what your goals are can lead to the right fit of school for you.
  • Learn how to be sure you are getting what you paid for in the quality of the school and its track record.
  • Learn how to think about what you can afford and what the “sticker price” may really mean to you.
  • Learn why what feels right counts and why visiting and talking to alumni can make a difference in your choice.
  • Learn why this is a decision you make for yourself.

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The Course : This is a 45 minute audio course with the option to email the instructor with up to 3 questions. It will focus on Chapter 1 of the book I CAN Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your degree Guide which you get free as a pdf with the course. You will also be directed to websites or other resources that can give you even more information on specific topics like “sticker price.”

What others have said about workshops by Marcia Cantarella:

"I attended a information session with you at the Children's AID's Society site about your book " I CAN Finish College". I wanna thank you for your words and advice that left me astounded at how I could better my future career field in business. I am very excited to read your book and learn about some more inspirational ways of how I could make my college years as an undergrad easier. I feel more confident about my future because of your words and I know your book will benefit me even more. So to conclude my thank you I would like to thank you for your time and your advice. I hope we keep in touch."

- Malado

Your Instructor

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D.
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D.

Marcia Y. Cantarella, PhD is the author of I CAN Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide which educators, parents and students say is a goldmine of information and strategies for any who struggle to complete college degrees.

Formerly she was a corporate executive with roles in Public Affairs and Marketing before moving to the academic world. She has been a Dean at Hunter College, Princeton University and part of the Dean’s staff at NYU. She has been responsible for academic advisement, career development, preparation for postgraduate fellowships, development of diversity programs, and strategies to generally enhance students’ academic experience and outcomes. As Vice-President of Student Affairs at Metropolitan College of NY she was responsible for admissions and student services.

Dr. Cantarella continues to consult to colleges like Hunter and work with students including those at programs like Futures and Options as well as serving on many board and committees relating to educational success and access. She was also the creator of the educational material which accompanied the PBS documentary All the Difference and is a regular contributor to How to Learn.

Her doctoral degree from NYU is in American Studies with a focus on American business.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I contact Dr. Cantarella if I have questions?
Yes. You can contact her at [email protected] or through the website
Where can I find blogs or other information on the topics covered here?
There are many of Dr. Cantarella's blogs organized by topic on the website and also on the website where she has been a frequent blogger.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We want you to be happy. We have a 30-day total-satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied just contact us at raisingsmarterchildren (at) and we will be happy to refund your course fee.

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