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Westface College Planning’s Twitter Listed in Top 10 Ranking

Last week, we were proud to be named by “The College Money Man” JR Vasquez as one of his Top 10 Twitter feeds under the umbrella of admissions, scholarship and financial aid.  He’s consistently kept tabs on and re-blogged our guest-submitted posts on College Smart Radio. This is a snippet about us from his article: “@WestfaceCollege…

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April 2014 Newsletter: College Meal Plans, FAFSA Confusion & More

It’s April! If you’re the parent of a senior, your soon-to-be college student has received acceptance and award letters.  They will be making their tough final college choice this month. A not-so-tough, but important, next decision will be the sifting through the options for college meal plans.  This month’s Senior Scoop describes a general overview of common…

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March Newsletter 2014: College Award Letters, TACS & More

It’s March! We’ve officially dived into spring, and if you are a senior, it’s decision time!  The time has arrived to weigh your college options and finalize your college funding plan. Remind your student to keep an eye out for award letters, some of which are now sent via e-mail.  As award letters come flooding…

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Clearing the Confusion: What to Expect from Award Letters

Seniors: As we dive into the spring months of March and April, it’s time to look out for award letters and college admission offers. The majority of colleges will send out awards letters in March and require your acceptance before May 1st. Breaking Down Award Letters While you can easily find sample letters online to…

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February Newsletter 2014: Writing Contest, Merit Aid Restrictions, Senior Checklist & More

It’s February! You may think it’s too early to file your tax returns, but if you have a senior, there are reasons to take action as soon as possible. If you complete your income tax return and update your FAFSA before colleges send out award letters in March, you can expect a more accurate financial…

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Merit Aid: Some Assembly (May Be) Required

Seniors: if you believe all colleges only require their application for consideration of merit aid, think again. If you’re unfamiliar with merit aid, it essentially grants students with funding stemming from academic or other achievements, such as an impressive GPA or recognized honors, not based upon financial need. It’s true that most colleges only request…