Director of Curriculum and College Counseling Shelley Lane will be among the panelists discussing the high cost of college education on PBS Hawaii's Insights January 3 at 8 pm. The show will be rebroadcast on Saturday, January 5 at 1 pm.
January marks the final stretch for high school seniors applying to colleges for the fall semester. Meanwhile, tuition costs continue to rise, along with student loan debt, which has topped $900 billion in America. Guests will discuss whether college is still worth the price and how a higher education can be made more affordable.
Over the past two years, La Pietra seniors (63 girls) have garnered nearly $8 million in merit-based scholarship offers, thanks in part to Lane's guidance.
Scheduled to join Lane on the panel are: Frank Green, President-Elect of the Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators; Dayna Kaneshiro, Post-High School Counselor at Roosevelt High School; and Karen Lee, Executive Director of Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education. Insights is hosted by Dan Boylan.