Archive for Financial Aid

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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October 2017 Newsletter

“How many colleges should my student apply to?” Dear Parents, One question that parents ask every year is: “How many colleges should my student apply to?” If you need financial aid, the more colleges the better. The Magic Number You won’t know in advance how much aid your student will be offered, and you need […]

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August 2017 Newsletter

Navigating the College Admissions & Financial Aid Process as a First-Time College Parent Dear Parents, If you’re a first-time college parent, you may not know it, but you’re probably in way over your head. When it comes to admissions, and especially financial aid, like a lot of parents, you could find the process confusing, frustrating […]

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How to Read a Financial Aid Award Letter: Understanding the Real Cost of College

Applying for financial aid can be a very stressful part of the college admissions process. For some, receiving the financial aid award letter can be almost as stressful. The financial aid award letter is the college’s way of telling you how much financial aid you will receive if you attend their institution. This should be […]

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