Getting Into College – The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard

Getting into college is one of the most important aspects of your child’s life, and it’s your responsibility as the parent to help in any way you can. There are many choices to make, and many sources of information out there to choose from, not all of it accurate. Here are some assumptions you may […]

How Much Should You Be Spending To Get Into College?

Putting your child through college may be the biggest expense you have to consider when raising your child, by far. But you’re committed to making it happen because it’s also one of the most important considerations you will have. And the process starts long before your child’s college career begins. Applying to college has its […]

When To Talk to Kids About Student Debt

When should you talk to your kids about student debt? As soon as possible. Don’t wait until they are about to graduate. Some debt is good. Some debt amounts to an anvil around a young person’s neck.

Community Service for the College Application? Look at the YMCA.

Families often ask me for guidance on selecting the best community service and leadership development programs for their students. I recently came across a program organized by the local YMCA in my area that illustrates how easy it really is for students to get involved in community service. However, too often community service is just […]

Can I Make More Than One Version of My Common App?

Wondering whether you can make changes to your Common App after you’ve already submitted it? New Jersey Educational Consultant, Andrea Aronson, explains it all.

Financial Aid Primer: #9. All Financial Aid Packages Are Not the Same

What your financial aid package will look like at each college to which you apply is completely unpredictable. And no two packages will look the same. Here’s why…..

Financial Aid Primer: #8. Who Are The Parents?

In the case of divorce, who is financially responsible for paying for a student’s college education? The answer may surprise you.

Financial Aid Primer: #7. Information Required For The FAFSA

What kind of information is needed to complete the FAFSA? Whose assets are evaluated? Read on for a quick overview.