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February Newsletter 2013: Steps For Student & Parents To Prepare For College

  Happy Valentine’s Day! February is a great time to focus and start applying for private scholarships. Most students find that with the rising costs of college, government and institutional financial aid may not cover all their bases. Scholarships are basically free money that could seal in those financial gaps. In this month’s Senior Scoop, find…

January 2013: Ten Common FAFSA Mistakes and More

      Happy New Year! Now that the holidays are over and things are getting back to normal, it’s time to keep your eyes on the prize. FAFSA and CSS Profile deadlines are just around the corner, which means January is the month to finish filling out all the necessary forms and get them…

November 2012: Get on the Ball this Fall

          Happy Thanksgiving! With the holiday season quickly approaching, it may be difficult for you and your child to stay focused on all the upcoming college deadlines. To avoid having to rush or being shut out of opportunities, both financial and academic, keeping a plan in mind is key. On this…

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October 2012: College IS an Investment & More

Happy October! It’s the month of tricks and treats but there’s no need to be scared by college deadlines. This is the perfect time for parents of juniors and seniors to start taking steps to maximize your family’s financial aid eligibility. This past weekend’s College Smart Radio – Tackling the Runaway Costs of College show…

September 2012: College Smart Radio Debuts & More

Happy September! Now that school is back in session, this is the perfect time for you and your student to start taking steps to make college more affordable. If you have more questions than answers, make sure you reserve a seat at this Thursday’s Back-To-School College Funding Workshop – I’ll give you some great tools…

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August 2012: The Recession’s Affect on College Financing & More

Greetings! Happy August! As summer begins to wind down, now is the time many parents of this year’s juniors and seniors start thinking about how they’re going to pay for college. Do you have questions? Make sure you don’t miss my back-to-school college funding workshop. I’ll give you some great tools and resources to use,…

July 2012: College’s True Cost & More

Greetings! Happy July! Yes, it’s summer, but your student doesn’t need to waste these precious months. There are a lot of ways they can be preparing for college – despite being out of school. Need some ideas? Check out our “Senior Scoop” for helpful suggestions! The college planning process is full of difficult questions and…

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June 2012: Top 10 Financial Aid Tips & More

Greetings! Happy June! Is your student finishing up their Junior year? Now is the time for them to start seriously considering where they want to go to school after high school, and transition into the role of “college-bound Seniors.” Encourage your son or daughter to start thinking about how far away they want to be…

May 2012: Creating a College Budget & More

Greetings! Happy May! Most seniors have picked their college by now – Congratulations! There’s still a lot for them to do to prepare, though! Have you taught them how to manage their money? In this month’s Senior Scoop, I offer advice for teaching your teenager how to create and stick to a college budget. The…

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April 2012: Tips for Final College Selection & More

Greetings! Happy April! Now’s the time for seniors to start making decisions about which school to attend. What factors should they consider? Keep reading for some helpful advice from USNews. For those of you with students in high school, you don’t want to miss out on the extremely valuable and timely information in my College…