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“Something new that stood out was that you’ve got to interact with students on campus while on college tours—when you go is important.” 9/19/2017 “PSAT importance for home school students” 9/19/2017 “You can negotiate financial aid” 9/19/2017 “Preplanning—Timeline” 5/13/2017 “The presentation was overall very interesting and informative.” 3/25/2017 “Foundation of applying for college” 3/4/2017 “Offered information about EFC appeals and gave information not readily available to the public.” 3/4/2017 “Having to start...

  “We make too Much Money, we will not qualify for any financial aid”. This statement is one that I hear at least once a week.  I then ask them how do they know that?  The most typical answer I receive goes something like this, “I have a friend whose child did not receive any financial aid, and we make as much as they do. I then...

I am writing this article to the class of 2018, as they begin their journey called “the senior year of high school.”  The first three months, September through November, are arguably the three most important months of their senior year.  These three months are typically the months that your applications to colleges must be submitted.  Depending on the college or colleges that you want to...

In this past January’s issue my article centered around the top ten mistakes that families make on a consistent basis when it comes to attending colleges.  This month I thought that I would list the most Frequently Asked Questions from Parents that I receive.  I have narrowed it down to seven questions, here they are. Do we have to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for...

“ I wish I had met you a couple of years ago” This is probably the most common statement that I hear consistently from the parents that attend one of my workshops. It Seems like most parents ask me the same questions during and after the workshops. For this reason I would like to share with you, my top 10 list. The Top 10 Most Common Pitfalls! ...

What is the most important test that your student will take during their high school career? At the end of my workshops I pass out a survey and one of the questions I ask is “what are the top three things that you have learned today?” And it is mentioned at least 80% of the time that they had no idea how important the PSAT can...

What do colleges really look at for Funding and admittance? This is one of the most important topics all the parents talk with me about, before and after one of my workshops.  As we are beginning, a new school year I think is very important for your students to begin to understand how their high school resumé should look like, so they can stand out to...

Today I am going to focus on merit-based funding in order to help you understand how colleges allocate money. Before we begin I want to make clear how merit-based funding works. Schools will do their best to bring in those applicants that have made it to their ‘I love you’ list. This means that they have to find a way to give out merit-based scholarships to...

Why do we not shop for our children’s College Education like we would shop for a Car?  Why do we settle for list price?  Instead of negotiating for the best financial aid package available?   This is the most exciting time of the year for the graduating seniors of 2017.  I would like to congratulate all those seniors who have already been accepted into the colleges of their choice. ...