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March 2016 Newsletter

March 2016 Newsletter March Madness! Happy March Madness! If you are the parent of a high school senior, March Madness has a new exciting definition. This March you’ll be scrambling to finish your taxes early, update your FAFSA application, plus send tax returns, special financial circumstances explanations and more to your private colleges. By the end of March, you’ll know all your college acceptances and financial aid awards and be down to your…

February 2016 Newsletter

February 2016 Newsletter Flagship Colleges Seeking Out-of-State Students Wow. It’s already February! January was a busy month for us with “How to Survive Paying for College” presentations and workshops. If you attended and would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, you can do so here. This month’s Featured Find article is interesting from two perspectives. For us…

October 2015 Newsletter: CSS Profile, FAFSA Changes & More

It’s October! The financial aid application season has officially begun. The 2016 CSS Profile is NOW available. Seniors applying either early decision or early action at any of the 300 colleges that require it may have a deadline as early as November 1st for submission. Check out our Senior Scoop to learn more.    October’s Featured Find explains the…

September 2015 Newsletter: High School Senior Checklist, College Discounts & More

September 2015 Newsletter Private College Discounts On The Rise It’s September! Everyone is back in school and it’s time to do some planning. This month’s Featured Find examines recent data indicating tuition discount rates are on the rise and the expected impact on smaller private colleges. It’s a crucial time for organizing your college financial…

August 2015 Newsletter: Parents: It’s Time for YOU to Go Back to School!

August 2015 Newsletter Parents: It’s Time for YOU to Go Back to School! It’s August! Rising seniors are gearing up for their last year of high school, and for some, their final encounter with Algebra. It’s a crucial time for organizing your college financial plan, and we’re here to help! Join us on August 19th…

Real Cost of College

July 2015 Newsletter: The Real Cost of College

July 2015 Newsletter High Cost of Living, More Financial Aid It’s July, a time for soaking in warm summer rays and enjoying some well-deserved R&R. Summer break continues, and as your student basks in the bliss of their vacation, it’s the perfect opportunity to get them ahead of their planning game (even if only to dip…

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!…

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…

College Ranking & ROI

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 of return-on-investment (ROI).  Check out our Senior Scoop where we discuss how ROI can help…

Map of Colleges that Award the Most Merit Aid

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…