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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 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 Planning– Selecting A “Major” and Creating Your Balanced List – Reach, Match, Safety

College Admissions Planning– Selecting A “Major” and Creating Your Balanced List – Reach, Match, Safety

Greetings Students and Families, Whether you’re a high school junior (21) beginning the college application process– forming your college short list or perhaps you’re already in progress working on your Common Application Core Essay–your college and...
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...
College Applications– Seniors ’20  What To Do Now? Update Letters, Mid-Year Reports, OUR COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES

College Applications– Seniors ’20 What To Do Now? Update Letters, Mid-Year Reports, OUR COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES

Greetings Seniors (’20) and Families, First, please give a round of applause to our seniors and I offer heartfelt congratulations to students receiving acceptances thus far many including merit-based scholarships and invitations to Honors Programs!    Click to view...
College Admissions :  Where’s the MONEY $$$ ?   SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES, Financial Aid, FAFSA  & CSS Profile

College Admissions : Where’s the MONEY $$$ ? SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES, Financial Aid, FAFSA & CSS Profile

Greetings Seniors and Families, About a month ago I wrote a piece to help you understand some of the mechanics of the FAFSA and CSS Profile- two forms that are typically required to apply for financial aid. Please click to view:   COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PLANNING- FAFSA,...