Archives for April 2015

Choosing a College Goal: Personal Interest vs. Career

Is career choice an either-or situation?  When students foresee the goal of their college education, they are caught in a tug-of-war between the sensible prospect of job security or a career path tailored to their passions and interests.  Rarely do they overlap. They may consider the kitchen their happy place, but know that majors in Culinary … [Read more...]

Mortgage: Is It a Smart Way to Pay for College?

With a fluctuating economy, dwindling stock market returns, and stagnant home values, paying for college can understandably be overwhelming.  So it’s no wonder some parents are looking into using their home equity to help their student pay for college.  But is taking equity out of your home in the form of a new home loan or refinance the most … [Read more...]

10 Weird Scholarships for 2015-16

Paying for college can be stressful and overwhelming, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun.  Did you know that by fully embracing your inner weird factor, you could land yourself some serious scholarship money to help pay your college tuition?  It’s true!  There are a ton of wacky, unusual and just plain weird scholarships out there.  Here are 10 … [Read more...]

To Appeal or not to Appeal

Whether or not to appeal financial aid award offers is a question many students face this time of year.  Maybe the award offer was not as much as you anticipated, or perhaps your circumstances have changed since you filed your application.  There are several factors to take into consideration when deciding whether or not to appeal. Have your … [Read more...]

April 2015 Newsletter: Should You Consider College Ranking & ROI?

April 2015 Newsletter 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. PayScale recently unveiled their annual interactive ranking of colleges base … [Read more...]