College Admissions Decisions are Here – Now What?

Spring of senior year is an exciting, anxiety-ridden time for students who are waiting for college admissions decisions. Deferrals and non-admits are disappointing, seeing fellow students get accepted results in mixed feelings, and waiting for your own results is just … Continue reading

How Students Can Lower College Costs

If you shudder when thinking about financing your child’s education, you are not alone. With rising tuitions, and more students competing for limited financial aid, the cost of a 4-year education has risen dramatically over the past decade. And while … Continue reading

Making Sense of Award Letters

I have to be honest – this is my favorite time of the year. Not only because I get to see my students celebrate their acceptances, but also because I LOVE to evaluate financial aid award letters. Seriously. I wish … Continue reading

Decision Time is Coming

March is an exciting time for seniors as college admissions decisions continue to roll in. Students all over the country are waiting with baited breath to learn where they might be heading in the fall. Parents are waiting to see … Continue reading

When To Begin College Planning

I went on numerous campus tours while I was visibly pregnant with my daughter, and always got the same comment from other parents: “Wow, you’re starting early!” They said it only half jokingly, as if they wouldn’t be entirely surprised … Continue reading

Why High Income Families Should Still Submit FAFSA

Financial Aid for a High Income Family Every year, I hear parents say, “We’re not bothering to submit FAFSA, because our income is too high to qualify for financial aid.”  This stems from one of the most unfortunate misconceptions about … Continue reading