ATTENTION SENIORS!

College applications begin to open one week from today on August 1st. Don’t procrastinate and get as much done as possible before the new school year begins. You can even …

Congrats Seniors!

Congrats to our seniors!  They have all worked very hard and have gotten some amazing acceptance letters from wonderful schools: Cornell, LMU, Syracuse, U of Washington, Seattle, Ohio State, Notre Dame, …

Work Study – Additional Financial Aid

Work study programs: they are a form of financial aid sponsored by the federal government and colleges. These are funds earned by students for work on campus and are credited …

College Choice Satisfaction

Once accepted to schools they choose, the #1 factor in deciding which school a student attends is the financial aid package that students receive. The HERI (Higher Education Research Institute) …

Degree Expectations

Students understand that, with the cost of college today, they are going to school to prepare for the future. Only 25% of undergraduates expect to stop at a bachelors degree. …

Choosing Colleges and Universities

In a previous posting, we discussed the topic of choosing the right kind of institution.  But once you know the kind of institution is right for you, how do you …

Do I Make Too Much Money To Get Financial Aid?

One of the many concerns often cited is that someone makes too much money to get financial aid. The only area this affects is the need based aid category. Students …

Medical Emergencies at College

What will you do if there is a medical emergency with your student at college? If your student is away at college, and is 18 or older, a parents options …

How Do I Apply To College

The college applications are similar to each other, but there are different applications for different types of schools. The California State, University California, Common and Universal Applications can be found …

College Scholarships and Grants – Need Based Grants

To start our financial aid series, we begin with need based grants. The Federal grants are the Pell Grants, and California has the Cal Grants. For the Federal Grants, there …