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Death from College Cost Sticker Shock…and How to Avoid It: Part 2

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 9:47:27 AM

We closed Part 1 of this blog post by saying that Part 2 would be up-coming soon and would cover one of the most important ways to reduce college costs even more – by improving scores on standardized tests. So, here’s Part 2.

Topics: ACT, Test Scores, College Admission, ACT/SAT, College Planning, Financial, Investment

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Topics: ACT, Test Scores, College Admission, ACT/SAT, College Planning, Financial, Investment

Death from College Cost Sticker Shock…and How to Avoid It: Part 1

Posted on Apr 19, 2018 4:07:03 PM

First, relax, because there’s very little chance that you’ll pay full sticker price for your child’s college education; and if the costs are still too high, there are actions you can take to reduce them.

Topics: Ivy League, ACT/SAT, Test-Prep, Educational-Consulting, Financial, Financial Aid

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Topics: Ivy League, ACT/SAT, Test-Prep, Educational-Consulting, Financial, Financial Aid

Want Money? Check Out Florida’s Financial Aid Programs!

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 1:41:00 PM

 

The 2015-16 Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) will be available online as of December 1, 2014. The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) website at www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org provides the FFAA to students seeking state scholarship and grant awards for the 2015-16 post secondary academic year.

This single application is used to evaluate the student for the programs listed below...

Topics: Florida Public Schools, College Admission, Educational-Consulting, Financial

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Topics: Florida Public Schools, College Admission, Educational-Consulting, Financial

SAT/ACT Prep = $$ in the bank!

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 11:44:00 AM

We have explained in the past that when families face economic decisions of all sorts, test preparation (SAT/ACT) for college entrance suffers, too. Ironically, the money spent in test prep can have major implications for a family’s undergraduate tuition payments. The long-term financial repercussions of foregoing focused preparation are potentially large. For Florida residents, test score results have a direct impact on Bright Futures disbursement levels. Beyond Bright Futures is the misty area of college merit scholarships (provided by each school), the amount of which is linked to test scores. And even financial aid at many colleges is linked to test scores. The higher the score, the higher the financial reward.

Topics: ACT, SAT Test, ACT/SAT, Test-Prep, Financial

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Topics: ACT, SAT Test, ACT/SAT, Test-Prep, Financial

It’s official: You know where you're going to college, what you want to study and even where you're going to live. What you don’t know—at least not quite yet—is how you’re going to pay for it all. Man

Posted on Sep 22, 2014 3:28:00 PM

It’s official: You know where you're going to college, what you want to study and even where you're going to live. What you don’t know—at least not quite yet—is how you’re going to pay for it all. Many college students turn to student loans or Mom and Dad to help pay for their higher education, but there are other ways to fund your collegiate dreams. These ideas require some hard work and a decent amount of moxie, but they're doable. Consider the following:

Topics: College Planning, Educational-Consulting, Financial

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Topics: College Planning, Educational-Consulting, Financial

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