Archive for Preparing for College

College Visit Checklist: What You Need to Look for When Touring a College

A college tour is a great coming-of-age experience for a child and an important part of the process of choosing the right school. If you’re at the stage of planning college visits, you want to do it the right way so that your child can get the maximum benefit. What do parents need to know […]

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Paying for College: What You Need to Know About Making College More Affordable

One of the biggest challenges for a parent is figuring out how to afford college. Why is college so expensive? In today’s market, a good college may cost $50,000 a year or more! If your child is in high school, or even junior high school, you are probably already asking yourself questions like “how can […]

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What Counts as An Asset for College Financial Aid?

When filling out financial aid forms, you can expect to be called upon to present an accounting of your assets. But what counts as an asset on college financial aid forms? And do assets from parents hurt a child’s financial award eligibility? Here’s what you need to know. What Assets Do Parents Need to List […]

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December 2017 Newsletter

Assisting Your Child With College Financial Aid Dear Intrepid College Parent, I address you as “intrepid” because you are brave enough to enter the treacherous world of financial aid. In an era of short news blurbs, I don’t think it serves our parents and prospective clients not to report exactly how the current college environment […]

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November 2017 Newsletter

Planning for college: Perception vs. Reality Dear Parents, A few months ago, I told readers that I would be less cautious in my choice of words. The college application process is getting out of hand! The system has so many teens freaked out that the idea of applying to college is paralyzing. Perception is reality, […]

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