30 09, 2016

Why Planning Ahead for College Is Important

By |2017-04-12T12:17:35+00:00September 30th, 2016|College|0 Comments

Choosing the right college is a hefty decision and one that should not be taken lightly. Choosing the right college is the first step towards the rest of your life, and can be a huge factor in what career you get into. For this reason, it’s incredibly [...]

15 08, 2016

The Best Study Habits to Ensure Success

By |2017-04-12T12:17:36+00:00August 15th, 2016|College, Education|0 Comments

Knowledge is the most important thing for ensuring future education success. When looking at colleges it’s important that you keep your grades up in order to successfully get into a prestigious college. The key to keeping up those grades is by forming good study habits. However, [...]

5 08, 2016

Will you get a fair financial aid award?

By |2017-04-12T12:17:36+00:00August 5th, 2016|Admissions, College, Contribution, Financial, Funding|0 Comments

Will you get a fair financial aid award? Well, the truth is, most families never find out. They’ll simply take what’s offered. As a result, many families will pay more for college than they need to, sometimes up to tens of thousands of dollars more. Unfortunately, [...]

31 07, 2016

5 Crucial Tips That Can Help You Improve Your SAT Score

By |2016-07-22T11:45:21+00:00July 31st, 2016|Admissions, College, SATs|0 Comments

While SATs are spread throughout the year, this is one of the hottest seasons. Many high schoolers are either taking their first test, sitting for the SATs, or improving upon previous SAT scores. No matter which situation you’re in, there are a few easy things you [...]

25 07, 2016

Could you use $19,075 per year in financial aid for your child?

By |2016-07-22T10:36:33+00:00July 25th, 2016|Admissions, College, Financial, Funding|0 Comments

Could you use $19,075 per year in financial aid for your child? For most families sending a child off to college, the answer is a resounding “YES.” You see – that figure – $19,075 – is the average annual aid package families have received when they [...]

19 07, 2016

How To Get Maximum Money for College If You’re Divorced, a Minority, Own a Business, Recently Unemployed, or The Parent of an Athlete

By |2017-04-12T12:17:36+00:00July 19th, 2016|Admissions, College, Financial, Funding|0 Comments

In this series I am going to talk about special topics or circumstances if your family situation doesn't fit into the "norm". What I mean by the "norm" is: married, average student, average grades, employed by a company (not your own), non-minority, etc. You get the [...]

15 07, 2016

How to Take Control of the College Funding Process and Get the Maximum Amount of Money for Your Child’s College Education

By |2017-04-12T12:17:36+00:00July 15th, 2016|Admissions, College, Education, Financial, Funding|0 Comments

In this blog, I am going to talk about two families - The Greens and The Smiths. Both families started out with roughly the same financial situation, and their children applied to the same colleges since they both had B averages and 1,650 on their SAT's. [...]

7 07, 2016

Pros and Cons for Early Admission to College

By |2016-07-22T10:18:52+00:00July 7th, 2016|Admissions, College, Funding|0 Comments

Congratulations! You just received your letter, you’re in! Or are you? More and more colleges are issuing what are called early decision, a promise of a slot, provided certain criteria are met. Here is the Wikipedia definition of early decision: a common early admission policy used [...]

5 07, 2016

The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Explained – What It is & How to Use It

By |2016-07-22T10:18:06+00:00July 5th, 2016|College, Contribution, Funding|0 Comments

When you’re applying for financial aid, no number is more important than your Expected Family Contribution. Simply put, the amount of aid you’ll get is figured by taking the cost of college, and subtracting your EFC. Thus, the smaller your EFC, the more money you can [...]

30 06, 2016

The Pros and Cons of Getting AP College Credit

By |2017-04-12T12:17:36+00:00June 30th, 2016|College|0 Comments

Would saving $10,000, $20,000, or even $50,000 on your child’s education interest you? Here’s a strategy that could potentially save you tens of thousands of dollars, and also improve your child’s chances at getting in an elite college. (Full disclosure: There are some negatives about using [...]