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Howard University graduate Jessica Brown is CEO of College Gurl and President of College Gurl Foundation.

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College Gurl educates students and families on how to pay and save for college.  College Gurl Foundation, a non-profit that raises money for scholarships and expose students to college, will take DC Public School students on its first college tour on October 26th and will partner them with a mentor guiding them every step of the way.

As author of How to Pay for College When You’re Broke and as a financial aid administrator at multiple post-secondary institutions, Jessica L. Brown has assisted students, parents, and guardians to successfully navigate the seas of financial aid. Her exhaustive knowledge and understanding of both college financing opportunities and financing pitfalls has benefited countless individuals around the world.

Her mission is to ensure that students have a secure financial future after graduation and that parents/guardians are well informed about the programs, policies, and strategies that result in making the best-informed decisions around their children’s college education.

Be on the look out for her book, The College Financial Planner that will be released this month. Visit collegegurl.com for more information or to donate to this month’s college tour, visit www.gofundme.com/fall-college-tour