To get a student loan at Broward College, you’ve got to sit through a two-hour financial lesson with Kent Dunston first.
At times, it’s a little like “Scared Straight!” – that 1978 documentary about setting juvenile delinquents on the right path -- but for your credit score.
Dunston’s first piece of advice – figure out how much money you’re going to need.
“You’re not going to borrow more than that amount of money,” he told the students. “You’ll be offered more. You don’t need it.”