Archives for March 2015

Leadership Training & ROTC Scholarships

Scores of incoming college students are unaware that the military is a source of financial aid to the tune of about $1 billion each year.  The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) offers generous college scholarships in exchange for a serious commitment.  Most of these scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who go directly to … [Read more...]

LinkedIn’s Movement for Higher Education

When your student ventures on their college search, what resource ranks highest on their list?  You have Google, the College Board, and other countless websites acting as a gateway to college info, but a commonly-used form of social media may be your new tool: LinkedIn. LinkedIn & Education As LinkedIn’s popularity exploded, they realized … [Read more...]

Is a Scholarship Taxable?

It’s tax season, and time to organize and gather all your financial papers.  If you’re a college student or a recent graduate that has received a scholarship over the past year, you may owe taxes on it.  Typically, scholarships are known as “free money”, but there are certain circumstances that require students to claim the scholarship benefit as … [Read more...]

March 2015 Newsletter: Which Colleges Award the Most Merit Aid?

March 2015 Newsletter     It's March and, if you are a senior, it's decision time. I love this time of year.  Every day I have the privilege to receive an email or phone call from my many excited clients as their sons and daughters receive college offers. That excitement also comes with trepidation of the … [Read more...]

Financial Aid Awards: Can You Spot the Differences?

Seniors: Your applications are complete.  Admission and financial aid offers are starting to come in.  It can be confusing to decipher exactly what portion of the awards are free and which come with a cost. On average private colleges discount 46% of college tuition for first-year applicants.  Wow, it sounds like a decent chunk of the cost, but … [Read more...]