Parent College Coach Tip #101: Make an Informed College Choice
Mar04

Parent College Coach Tip #101: Make an Informed College Choice

The college acceptance letters arrive. You would think it would be easy after that. Your teen has gotten into their 1st choice school and it’s simple; you fire off the acceptance letter to that school and the deposit and it’s a done deal. But wait. What if some of the other schools offer financial aid packages that are just too good to be true?

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Parent College Coach Tip #100: Be Prepared for the Financial Aid Award
Feb26

Parent College Coach Tip #100: Be Prepared for the Financial Aid Award

Any time now, parents and students will be receiving their financial aid award packages. Parents wait with great anticipation for these figures; because for many, it could mean the difference between a student’s dream school and their second or third choice college that offers substantial financial aid.

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Parent College Coach Tip #59: Don’t Be Fooled by the Award Letter
Apr03

Parent College Coach Tip #59: Don’t Be Fooled by the Award Letter

Don’t  be fooled by the financial aid award letter. Colleges use numerous tactics to make it appear that they are awarding aid but it’s not always so. Here are five ways that colleges might be trying to fool you. Colleges don’t back their admission offer up with money–if a college wants your student, they will back it up with a financial “reward”. No award indicates they are counting on your student declining their offer....

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#CampusChat 4-1: Don’t Be Fooled by the Financial Aid Award Letter
Apr01

#CampusChat 4-1: Don’t Be Fooled by the Financial Aid Award Letter

Did you know that colleges all across the country are pranking you today? They are sending out award letters to parents and students just like you, fooling you into thinking you have received an award. Don’t be fooled by the financial aid award letter! Tonight’s #CampusChat topic deals with the award letter and how to determine if a college is pranking you. Are they gapping you? Is it padded with parent/student loans? Did...

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