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Paying For College: Penalty or Platform?

Recently, I attended a community event that involved sitting down to dinner with several people I had just met. Sometimes when asked, I hesitate to tell people exactly what I do for a living because inevitably the other person tries to turn the rest of our conversation into their own personal consultation session. Bracing for ...

Standardized Testing Accommodations

  If there’s one positive thing to have come out of the admissions scandal from this past Spring, perhaps it is this- a spotlight has been cast on ACT and SAT testing accommodations.  Prior to the scandal, and even still today, I’m sure, there are many deserving students who are not aware that they have the option to apply for ...

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Using Common App onTrack, the Common App mobile app, to Manage your application process.

Let’s talk managing deadlines– which isn’t as simple as itsounds when you’re applying to ten different colleges, each with their own unique application deadlines.   As much as I’d love to be able to snap my fingers and make sure students everywhere never miss a deadline again, the reality is that YOU need to be an active participant in yourapplication process to ...

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The Tuition Bill

So you have a student going to college, maybe they have already made the all-important decision of which college to attend, and even chosen a major. And, lucky you, the tuition bill just came in the mail. So now what?   Your eyes may have glazed over at the initial award letter you received (if ...

The Guide to a Productive Summer – Part 2

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how careful you should be when planning out your summer vacation. This is especially true of rising seniors, who should factor in some time for the college application process. “Why do I already need to start thinking about this,” you might ask. “I’m on vacation. I have all fall to ...

FAFSA Series: Submitting the FAFSA Before You Have a Finalized College List…Should You Do It?

At this time of year, most students have a pretty good idea of where they would like to apply for college. And if you are thinking about applying for a college, it is in your best interest to consider applying for financial aid there as well. Whether you’re a first-year student or looking to transfer, ...

FAFSA Series – FAFSA Prep: The Information You’ll Need

The new FAFSA will be available before you know it. Here are some tips to help you get prepared so you won’t be scrambling at the last minute.