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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…

Opening the College Dialogue Channel: Ask Questions!

As seniors sweat out the weeks before acceptance letters arrive in the mailbox (or in many cases, e-mail), parents can turn their attention to younger, future college-bound children who will one day walk down the same path. Begin planting fundamental seeds that will promote a highly successful end result for their college career.  This can…

February 2015 Newsletter: College Funding isn’t Only About Financial Aid & More

February 2015 Newsletter  It’s February! As we enter the month of Valentines, embrace your sweetheart, but don’t forget to share the love for an important significant other always present in your life: your finances. Our Featured Find discusses the incredibly high cost of college, emphasizing the point that “whether your child qualifies for financial aid or not,…

Test-Optional Colleges

Test-Optional: Trend or New Tradition?

Fretting over your student’s SAT/ACT score and wondering if it sizes up in the eyes of their dream college?  It may not factor into their chance of admission whatsoever. In 2014, 20 colleges opted for the test-optional alteration to their admissions.  This adds to an already growing list and reached 815 colleges as of winter…