FAFSA Filing

This is an exciting and stressful time for families with seniors. So, take a deep breath and remember that getting into college is not the end goal. It is the start of the process of adulthood and independence for our children. 
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The Importance of College Test Prepping

When students knock on the doors of colleges, they don’t come empty-handed. They come with what I call their “college capital” – their high school transcript, unweighted grade point average (GPA) and standardized test scores. 

Be Honest – College Can Be Challenging

First-time college students and their families are often thrilled about getting accepted to college. Finances and maintaining good grades during college are typically some of the challenges that come to mind for most families but, beyond that, the future appears rosy. 

Comparing Award Letters Can Save You Money

Back in December of 2018, I wrote a blog that focused on helping parents understand that they don’t have to settle for the first offer a college makes in the initial award letter presented to their student. 

How to Negotiate What You Pay for College

If you have a high school senior, they are likely excited about getting acceptance letters in the coming New Year. And, if awards are offered – what I call “free money” – most families will take those offers at face value and accept them outright. 
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