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College Admissions Planning on the Summer Solstice

College Admissions Planning on the Summer Solstice

Greetings Students and Families,,  It’s here!!  June 20 marks the official start of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere and today is the Summer Solstice. What does the Summer Solstice have to do with Educational and College Planning? I’m Glad you asked!  ...
College Applications- Scholarships? Where’s The MONEY???  $$$$ – It’s There!

College Applications- Scholarships? Where’s The MONEY??? $$$$ – It’s There!

Greetings, If you recently read my four-part series on financial aid, you may have concluded you’re not eligible for financial aid but hopefully appreciate the practice of “tuition discounting” – a different version of scholarships. I wrote...
College Admissions & Financial Aid – Part III of IV – How is Financial Aid Determined? FAFSA -CSS PROFILE ?

College Admissions & Financial Aid – Part III of IV – How is Financial Aid Determined? FAFSA -CSS PROFILE ?

When do I submit my FAFSA and CSS Profile? To receive financial aid, you must submit a FAFSA.  That form will link to your IRS returns.  This is a secure federal form and process.  I will explain what a FAFSA does for you later in this document. FAFSA does NOT give...
College Admissions & Financial Aid – Part II of IV – Is Our Family Eligible for Financial Aid? How to Pay for College?

College Admissions & Financial Aid – Part II of IV – Is Our Family Eligible for Financial Aid? How to Pay for College?

Greetings Students and Families, If you’re a Rising Senior (2021) it’s time to begin the college application process.  My clients  had been through a one-on-one brainstorming session with me and began writing their initial college core essay outline or first...
College Admissions- Last Minute Tips for Jnrs & Snrs – What If You’re Waitlisted? Gap Years? Negotiating Financial Aid

College Admissions- Last Minute Tips for Jnrs & Snrs – What If You’re Waitlisted? Gap Years? Negotiating Financial Aid

Greetings Students & Families! Congratulations to all Seniors!  I’m so proud of everyone – college acceptances, lucrative scholarships and invitations to participate in research/honors programs. Bravo! Most Seniors have spent the last month making...
Keeping Your College Admissions Plan On Target and Healthy During COVID-19 — TIPS

Keeping Your College Admissions Plan On Target and Healthy During COVID-19 — TIPS

Greetings Families, In case you missed my note over a week ago- I offered some concrete suggestions for how to navigate some of the unchartered territory ahead.     Click to read:  Coronavirus and College Admissions: School Closings, Campus Visits, Cancellations and...