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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 & Scholarships – Part IV of IV– Yes You Can Afford College! Public vs. Private?

College Admissions, Financial Aid & Scholarships – Part IV of IV– Yes You Can Afford College! Public vs. Private?

Yes you can afford college! Little known facts….   Need Blind Admissions Nearly all colleges practice “need blind admissions” meaning admissions decisions are unrelated to your request to be considered for financial aid. (The exception- International students –...
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- Financial Aid – Ignore the Sticker Price- Part I of IV

College Admissions- Financial Aid – Ignore the Sticker Price- Part I of IV

Greetings Students and Families, Whether you’re contemplating next year’s courses Selecting  High School Courses, Electives, AICE vs AP vs IB  as you begin high school, or you’re a Rising Senior (2021) starting the college application process, all...
College Admissions- Financial Aid – Ignore the Sticker Price- Part I of IV

College Admissions & College Planning – TOP 10 Mistakes to Avoid in High School – Part II of III

Greetings Students and Families  and HAPPY Thanksgiving!! This is the second of a three-part series on Top 10 Mistakes in High School related to College Applications and College Admissions.  But first… As we head into the busy holiday season, I want to take this...