Ringing in 2018 with the top 18 tips for success!

By Julie Gross   1. Know how stressful the college process is for your student.  It starts early in 11th grade.  Be their support.  They really do not need more pressure from parents.   2. Use tools like Naviance to understand where your students might fall in a pool of applicants. This can help you […]

Financial Aid Glossary

In our efforts to simplify a very complicated system, we have compiled a short list of terms you will most definitely come across when preparing for your college years.  We hope this helps!   Academic Year: The year in which school is in session – usually September through May. Accrual Date: The date on which […]

Public vs. Private

The biggest misperception we notice with our clients is the belief that their child is limited to certain schools because of cost.  Parents will naturally assume that the state universities, with an obvious lower price tag, are much less expensive than the private universities.  For in-state students the price difference of a state university is […]

Show Me The Money

Summer is speeding by and the time for our incoming high school seniors to make their list of potential colleges is quickly approaching.  Many students choose colleges randomly or based on where their friends are looking.  I am constantly telling parents to choose colleges strategically…especially if you are seeking financial aid.  No one wants cost […]