Hey college seniors: How's your winter break going? For me here in the Midwest, it's been all about snow, snow, and, oh, more snow. The good thing about being snow bound is that you have plenty of time to do paperwork -- and there's plenty where that comes from when it comes to getting into college and figuring out how to pay for it. Not sure where to start? Here's a handy … [Read more...] about Winter Break Check List for High School Seniors
Apply as soon as possible for financial aid! The actual deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is not officially due until June 30 in most states. However, if you wait this long your chances of obtaining federal aid could be very poor. The FAFSA is the only way you can qualify for federal aid and Pell Grants. More than 80% of students fill out … [Read more...] about FAFSA Deadline – Fill Out Required Financial Aid Forms!
Recent college grads may feel like there are no jobs out there for them, but according to a new study by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce, there is actually a trend of far too few Americans completing college to fill the available jobs. By 2018, the report says, there will be jobs for 22 million new workers with college degrees, but American will … [Read more...] about Too Few College Grads, Says New Report
Last week, I mentioned that the summer is the perfect time to set up college campus visits. It's a good idea to schedule your trips to a wide variety of campuses -- large and small, urban and suburban, private liberal arts colleges and public research institutions. The more places you visit, the better you will be able to assess what you really want in a college or … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Making the Most Out of Your College Campus Visits
It's a tough time to be applying for college these days. Not only are college tuition rising but the number of applicants are increasing in droves while the number of spots for admittance are staying the same. This translates into lower admission rates and a sharp increase in competition. Enter the new college counselor or the Independent College Consultants. College … [Read more...] about College Consultants Help with College Applications