Archives for October 2013

Recommendation Letters: A Powerful Tool in Your Application Arsenal

Thinking your grades may not hold up for admission to a prestigious, private university?  Think again! While colleges absolutely consider GPA as a factor for admission, not all of us are straight-A super-students who dedicate countless hours in extracurricular activities.  Like many high school students, you may have struggled for a solid B … [Read more...]

Alleviating the Common App Blues

For many incoming students attempting to apply for early consideration via Common Application, roadblocks of technical issues plague their submissions. Implemented as a time-saver, Common App provides a platform for students to conveniently mass submit their applications to many colleges at once.  Their new 4th generation system, which forgoes … [Read more...]

It’s Official! We’re an Accredited Business

At Westface College Planning, we pride ourselves in adhering to the highest utmost care and quality, particularly with counseling our wonderful parent and student clientele.  We strive to maintain honesty and integrity within every facet of our business. In light of that, we would proudly like to announce our status signified by the Better … [Read more...]

Forget Accident Forgiveness! What about Loan Forgiveness?

Feeling overwhelmed by the idea of student loans that loom years after graduating? It is indeed a heavy burden.  Of the 20 million students attending college per year, about 60% require federal student loans because they lack the certification to obtain scholarships or simply cannot afford the rising costs associated with college attendance.  … [Read more...]

October Newsletter 2013: Money Mistakes Awaiting College Students & More

It's October. The college application season in now in full swing! Is your student considering one of the over 400 private colleges that require a CSS Profile application as well as the FAFSA application to qualify for financial aid? If yes, and your student is applying early action or early decision, make sure to check the deadline for your CSS … [Read more...]