Why Community College Could Be the Best Choice You’ll Ever Make

I’ll let you in on a little secret – although my career and business are dedicated to counseling students on 4-year college admissions, I started MY college education at a community college. And it was the best choice I ever … 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

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

How Important is the Priority Deadline for Financial Aid?

You may notice that some colleges give a “Priority Deadline” for applicants applying for financial aid. Most colleges put their Priority Deadline in January or February, but occasionally they will fall later. How important is it that you file before … Continue reading