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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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A Buffet of Meal Plans for Hungry College Students

Seniors:  Forget the sky-high costs of tuition and books.  What about food?  It’s not only an ongoing necessity of human life, it often puts a substantial strain on your wallet. “Crunching” the Numbers As tuition rises, the cost of food follows the same path.  For the average single male or female, the monthly cost of…

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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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No Degree is Guaranteed to Succeed

It’s an age-old conundrum for college students: Should they focus on technical skills or obtain a broader degree? Parents often guide their children toward a more “practical” degree in the sciences or business, thinking the job market will pay out higher in comparison to a liberal arts background. A liberal arts major has indeed gained…