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December Newsletter 2014: Is College Worth It? Athletic Scholarships & More

December Newsletter 2014  It’s December!  Before taking that first winter sleigh ride, set aside some time this month to review your college financial plan.  If you have a senior, it’s time to prepare for the FAFSA, which will be available in less than a month.  If you have a junior, only a few weeks remain to…

How to Score an Athletic Scholarship

Seniors: Do you love nothing more than to strap on your athletic uniform and practice your favorite sport?  Do you think you might have a shot at an athletic scholarship?  If so, it’s extremely important to do your research.  Here are some general tips to find out if an athletic scholarship is right for you: Start early.  The…

High Graduation Rates, High Price Tags

How do four-year graduation rates tie to colleges and acceptance rates? It should be safe to assume that degree of difficulty regarding acceptance would prove itself as a top-tier link, and that is certainly a factor.  However, another towers over that facet, proving itself as the stronger correlation: tuition. According to U.S. News Education, these…

Tax Strategies

4 Tax-Saving Strategies for College Funding

It seems there are as many ways to save for college as there are colleges.  It pays to do some research and understand ways you can not only save for your child’s education, but also save on your yearly tax bill. Depending on how much college costs, it’s possible to use tax strategies to save as much…

November Newsletter 2014: How to Pay for College Workshops, PLUS Loan Caution, Get Financially Fit & More

November Newsletter 2014 It’s November, and we’re quickly approaching the much-anticipated holiday season! If you live near Davis or Belmont, get ready, because this month we are hosting “How to Pay for College” workshops in your neighborhood!  Everyone is welcome: Bring your friends and family!  Space may be limited, so please reserve your seat today. PLUS (Parent Loans for…

Athlete Jumping Over a Hurdle

Jump the Scholarship Hurdle with Automatic Merit Aid

Gasping for air as you reach for perfect scholarships?  Sounds dramatic, but the hunt for scholarships leads to an overdose of information and resources. As students sift through the thousands of offered by various companies, organizations, and private donors, they may very well feel akin to a drowning victim.  While it’s necessary to wade through…