As another school year begins, it is a good time to focus on the realities of the costs surrounding a college future for your high school student.
There are so many different elements that go into the overall costs of higher education these days that it can be a dizzying task just to make a list, let alone to understand the ins and outs of each potential cost. Read more »
Parents of college-bound high school students are often a little bit baffled or frustrated when they think about managing the expenses for their child’s future academic endeavors… and we understand that the subject can be a challenging one no matter how early one starts to deal with the process. And, of course, the stress related to college prep only increases exponentially if the college funding situation is ignored, which is why we are always such proponents of starting the process early!
One of the pitfalls that is faced by many parents actually acts as something of a double-edged sword – and that pitfall is financial and asset management – specifically with regard to college funding and preparation! Read more »
The new year is now in full swing, and since we are in the early stages of 2015 we thought it would be an ideal time to focus a newsletter on one of our favorite (and often, sadly, ignored) topics… getting things moving EARLY with college preparation!
Yes, it may seem like a refrain that parents have heard from many sources over many years, but this old chestnut still holds plenty of truth. We see it in every aspect of our college preparation work, and starting early on all fronts is one of the most effective engines for creating a successful preparation for a student’s higher education. Read more »
As the year comes to a close and the holidays approach, we are reminded of the importance of family and the inherent value that parents place on securing the successful futures of their children. It is one of the most valuable parts of what we do as College Funding Professionals – helping families to achieve their goals in sending their college-bound students on to the best educational institutions possible! The fact that this is absolutely key in helping these young people to create the brightest of futures through their own hard work and academic dedication is not lost on us, either. Read more »
When students are relatively safely ensconced in their high school experience, parents and educators are actively engaged in their efforts to prepare them academically for the rigors of college or university studies. This is as it should be, of course, and the students themselves need to play a personal role in the academic preparation, as well. Read more »
As the new academic year gets underway, there is usually no shortage of excitement in the first few weeks (or even months)… the question often becomes, how can we maintain this level of interest over the course of a semester? Or, dare we suggest it, over the course of an entire school year? Read more »