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The Coronavirus and College Admissions: Part 1

Last Updated on Apr 20, 2020 9:27:01 AM

It isn’t all bad news: We’ll get through this current crisis, and the sun will still come up tomorrow – and the next day, and the next – but it’s very serious news right now, and the landscapes illuminated by those sunrises are certain to be different from those we’ve known. What follows are some ways in which colleges, students, and their parents will be affected by past, present, and likely future.

Topics: College Admission, College Application, Financial Aid, Scholarship

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Topics: College Admission, College Application, Financial Aid, Scholarship

Tips On College Financial Aid Letters

Last Updated on Apr 30, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Given the upcoming deposit deadlines for many colleges, high school seniors and their families face important financial decisions. Colleges don’t always make that an easy task.

Topics: Financial Aid

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Topics: Financial Aid

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

Last Updated 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 Aid

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

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

Last Updated 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 Aid

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

Spinning Gold - JRA Consulting

Last Updated on Jun 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

With three decades of educational guidance, JRA Educational Consulting has thousands of success stories. Each month we choose one story to share with the hope that it will inspire others.

Topics: College Admission, College Counseling, College Planning, Financial Aid

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Topics: College Admission, College Counseling, College Planning, Financial Aid

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

Last Updated 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 Aid

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

How to Pay for College

Last Updated 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 Aid

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Topics: College Planning, Educational Consulting, Financial Aid