Admission

Academics

  • Our student has no idea what he/she wants to do?Open or Close

    Career planning is one of most important components of college planning. We work with our students to help them identify potential careers. Proper planning in High School can reduce the time spent in college due to transferring or changing majors. This alone can reduce the cost of college by many thousands of dollars!

  • When should my student take the SAT test?Open or Close

    Most students take the SAT or ACT test in the Spring of their Junior year. If they feel they can improve their scores, they may also retake the tests in the beginning of their Senior year.

  • What is the best way to study for the SAT?Open or Close

    It depends on the student. Some students can study from a book or online while others benefit from a classroom setting. One of the best, most cost effective on-line resources is E-Prep. E-Prep has short video explanations for each practice question which explains the proper way to approach and solve the problem, as well as common mistakes you may make while solving the problem.

Athletics

Financial Aid

  • How do we fill out all these Financial Aid forms?Open or Close

    Improperly filled out Financial Forms can leave Financial Aid money on the table. We can guide you how to fill out the forms correctly.

  • What are Pell Grants? Am I eligible?Open or Close

    Pell grants are grants – free money – given out by the Federal Government to needy US students. The maximum award is $5,500 per year. Eligibility depends on the family income and assets. You apply for the Pell Grants by filing the FAFSA form.

  • What are Stafford Loans?Open or Close

    These are loans issued by the US government used for education. Stafford loans are in the name of the student.

  • What are Plus Loans?Open or Close

    These are loans issued by the US government used for education. Plus Loans are in the name of the parent.

  • What is Financial Aid?Open or Close

    Financial Aid is any amount of money that is awarded to the student for the purpose of paying for college. There are two types of Financial Aid: Need Based Aid and Merit Based Aid. Financial Aid may be in the form of Scholarships and Grants (Free money) or Student/Parent Loans and Work-Study.

  • What is need based aid?Open or Close

    Need based aid is financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, loans or work-study which is awarded to the student based on the family income and assets.

  • What is Merit Based Aid?Open or Close

    Merit based aid is awarded to the student based on the student’s merit (academic, talent, athletic) and is not dependent on the family income and assets.

  • How do I get Financial Aid?Open or Close

    You must apply for financial aid. The required form is the FAFSA (Free Application For Student Aid). A select number of private universities may also require an additional form CSS Profile.

Affordability

  • Where will we get the money to pay for college?Open or Close

    Once again, it’s never too early to start planning. If you haven’t saved, we can help you too. We work with families to help pay for college without wiping out their savings or retirement. We have over 143 strategies to help your family pay for college.

  • What are 529 Plans?Open or Close

    A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged savings plan designed to encourage saving for future college costs. 529 plans, legally known as “qualified tuition plans,” are sponsored by states, state agencies, or educational institutions and are authorized by Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code.

    There are two types of 529 plans: pre-paid tuition plans and college savings plans. All fifty states and the District of Columbia sponsor at least one type of 529 plan. In addition, a group of private colleges and universities sponsor a pre-paid tuition plan.

    See IRS Pub 970 Tax Benefits for Education www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p970.pdf or call us at 866-670-3388 for additional information.

  • What are Coverdell Plans?Open or Close

    TA Coverdell Plan is a savings account that is set up to pay the qualified education expenses of a designated beneficiary. The maximum contribution limit per year is $2,000. See IRS Pub 970 Tax Benefits for Education www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p970.pdf or call us at 866-670-3388 for additional information.

  • What are UGMA & UTMA Accounts?Open or Close

    The Uniform Gifts to Minors Act (UGMA) and the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (UTMA) are types of custodial accounts that are set up by an adult on behalf of a minor. All the money and assets (e.g. mutual funds, stocks, bonds, Certificates of Deposits, etc.) in these types of accounts are turned over to the beneficiary’s control at the age of 18 to 21 (depending on the state in which the account was opened) and they can use the funds in any way they choose.

    See IRS Pub 970 Tax Benefits for Education www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p970.pdf or call us at 866- 670-3388 for additional information.

  • Our student is finishing Jr. College. How will we pay for the final two years of the four year degree?Open or Close

    We have over 143 strategies to help your family pay for college without wiping out your savings or retirement.

  • Do I need to open a college savings account?Open or Close

    Need based aid is financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, loans or work-study which is awarded to the student based on the family income and assets.

  • Do I need to change CPAs or Financial Advisors to work with you?Open or Close

    Absolutely not! We will work with your existing CPA and Financial Planner to help create a personalized program just for you.

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