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Financial Aid Process

  • Initial free consultation to determine your family’s EFC
  • An in-depth look at the college financial aid process today
  • Determining the ACTUAL cost of attendance of each university on the student’s college list
  • Recommendations on enhancing your financial aid eligibility
  • The completion & submission of all financial aid forms including:
    • FAFSA
    • CSS Profile
    • State Grant Forms
    • Federal & School Verifications
    • School Institutional Forms
    • Federal Tax Submission Using IRS Data Retrieval System
  • Review of financial aid awarded for your student by each university
  • Determine if an appeal of an award is warranted & submission of the appeal if it is
  • Discussion of asset reallocation to lower family’s EFC & increase possible additional financial aid
  • Review different ways to pay the balance for college, including Federal & Private loan programs for parents & students

Admissions Process

  • Exclusive “Navigating the College Admission Process: The Details & Knowledge You Need to Succeed” for students & parents to discuss the importance of each step in the application process, including extracurricular activities, community service, volunteerism, essays, personal statements, grades, honors & AP classes, SAT/ACT
  • Editing application essays into powerful pieces that get noticed by Admission Committees
  • Development of a realistic college choice list
  • Help in locating merit & need-based scholarship opportunities
  • Creating a winning student resume
  • Review of student’s educational goals & possible majors
  • Discussion of majors with greatest potential for employment opportunities
  • Organizational timelines to ensure all application deadlines are met, including Early Decision & Early Action
  • SAT/ACT test preparation
  • Help student take ownership of & responsibility for their application process