5 Tips for an Effective Financial Aid Appeal

Is the award letter from your favorite college not what you’d hoped?  Enough to wonder if it’s even possible without taking on an enormous loan? Don’t panic!  You DO have the power to up the amount by thousands by opting for a financial aid appeal. At this point, you’ve tallied the net amounts for your top picks.  You roughly know what you’ll … [Read more...]

Introducing the Coalition App

Seniors: You’ve heard of the Common App, but did you know there’s now an alternative?  It’s known as the Coalition App for Access, Affordability, and Success, and will be available for the first time in 2016. It rewards students who think ahead in high school, and in fact, allows you to craft a profile as early as freshman year: an online … [Read more...]

Make Summer 2016 Your Best Yet

Seniors: Heat, BBQs, and vacations all mix into the perfect recipe for a memorable summer.  It's completely normal to spend your months off hanging out with friends (everyone deserves time to relax!). In your down time, get the college planning train rolling. Even if only for an hour a week, it all counts. Summer of Planning Research: … [Read more...]

Knowing the Rules of the Debit Card Game

Seniors: How do you manage your cash? Carrying it around in your wallet is the easiest, but not the wisest nor safest option. One little plastic card (soon enough, using only your phone and fingerprint) can solve the problem. Time to sign up for your very own debit account. With the wide variety of options available from different banks, it … [Read more...]

April 2016 Newsletter

April 2016 Newsletter Time To Select Your College Happy April! Congratulations to all our seniors! College acceptances and financial aid offers have finally arrived and your powerful decision making time is here.  YOU get to choose your best academic, social, and financial fit college. Parents and students … [Read more...]