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June 2015 Newsletter: Student Loan Rate Set to Drop

June 2015 Newsletter Stafford Loans Subject to Lower Interest Rates It’s June, and summer marks the momentous transition from sophomore to junior, and junior to senior. A warm congratulations to any graduating seniors. You did it! You next step is building your college funding plan, and I’m here to help. Sign up for a workshop or give me a call today!…

Colleges That Change Lives

Reinforcing Your College Search with “Colleges That Change Lives”

Seniors (new and graduating): June is the month of change.  Juniors rise to their highly anticipated senior level and seniors proudly accept their hard-earned diploma.  For those college-bound students, the process of a college search is over and can now become a memory.  For incoming seniors of ’17, however, it has only begun. College Search…

Clocks: Fall 2015 Admissions

Missed Fall 2015 Admissions? It’s Not Too Late

Students unlucky in the college admissions game can still get in under the wire.  Plenty of circumstances may have arose that deterred your student from acceptance.  Maybe all of their choices fell through.  Maybe they wavered between attending college or not and finally decided to take the plunge. Late Admission? No Problem No matter the…

The Storm of Divorce

Weathering the Storm: Divorce & Financial Aid

What happens when parents are getting a divorce, but financial aid for their dependent child has yet to be processed for the next school term?  Even amidst parental separation, it often requires a student to itemize their income along with the custodial parent on the joint income tax return.  If you’re in this situation, it’s important…

May 2015 Newsletter: Will MOOC Enrollment Trump College Admissions?

May 2015 Newsletter   Happy May!  May 1st was the deadline for most college decisions.  Congrats to all students who’ve made their life-changing college choice! Your next step is to build your college funding plan and map out your financial life.  We can help you take your next step on the path to creating a clear college…

Should you appeal a college acceptance letter?

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….