Be Wary of Scholarship Services

Be Wary of Scholarship Services

We can’t stress enough… be wary of scholarship services promising money. This is the time, many high school seniors have finished their college applications and are waiting for results. Parents and prospective students are starting to look into options and plan how the family or individual (father/mother) are going to pay for it. Every year I […]

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Why Hire A College Financial Aid Consultant?

Occasionally I am asked, why do I need to hire a college financial aid consultant when I can do it on my own or get help from the high school? My answer is always the same. Yes, you can do it on your own. However, what results do you want in your attempt to obtain more […]

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What Do Colleges Consider When Deciding Financial Aid Award For Students?

Financial Aid Award

Financial aid awards have many factors that come into play at various colleges when determining how much a student will receive. First, what is the true need of the student based on the formula(s)? There are one or two of three formulas that will come into play. You have the Federal Methodology, Institutional Methodology, and […]

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Do Not Make Mistakes On The CSS Profile

This time of the year I have the opportunity to review many CSS Profile forms for parents who learn of our firm and are seeking valuable advice. In 99% of the Profiles I review, I will find mistakes that the parent made resulting in less financial aid and more importantly less grant money. For example, […]

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FAFSA Change For 2017-2018

FAFSA Change For 2017-2018

This is just a quick reminder of a FAFSA change for 2017-2018.  Students who are college bound for 2016-2017 could only submit FAFSA today January 1st or thereafter. Any students that are college bound 2017-2018, families can submit FAFSA 3 months earlier in October 2016. The so-called experts claim that this will be beneficial for […]

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FAFSA Deadline Is Decided By School Not January 1st 2016

FAFSA Deadline for Financia Aid

Contrary to what you may hear, the FAFSA deadline for student financial aid is not January 1st 2016. I spoke with a new client earlier today and she stated that her daughter was told by the high school that the FAFSA needed to be filed on January 1st. Wrong!   Each college will have their own […]

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Fund A MBA With Financial Aid

We get questions is it possible to fund a MBA with Financial Aid? The short answer is yes. Below are 5 of our best tips to understand your options for making that Masters In Business degree possible and more affordable. Research, research, and research. The more time a student invests into their search, the more […]

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Careful The Information You Provide On The CSS Profile & FAFSA?

The CSS Profile ( College Scholarship Service Profile) unlike FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) is an institutional form. So with that in mind, the article is right in that the Profile will ask for much more personal information than the FAFSA. However, the article also states you’ll have to report more information. Incorrect, […]

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Federal Aid Can Help Reduce College Debt

The article elaborates on the Federal Pell Grant and other Federal aid that is available for many students. Many people don’t realize that the main reason that the cost of education has skyrocketed over the years is due to the fact that there is more Federal aid available. The more aid, the more colleges can […]

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College Is Still Worth The Cost

We all know that the cost of education has skyrocketed over the years and to make things worse, many students who graduate with a degree cannot secure an occupation with a decent salary due to a lack of positions available. So the question here is, is college worth the price? Yes and no. If I […]

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