Do You Have A Game Plan For Financing College? If Not… It Could Cost You Thousands Of Dollars!

By Brock Jolly / September 16, 2015

  Each year we are amazed at the lack of planning that some families put into college, especially financing college. The proof of this lack of planning comes out when we ask these simple questions in the initial interview with the student: Why do you want to go to college? Where do you want to…

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These Colleges Gave The Best Financial Aid Packages for 2015-2016

By Brock Jolly / September 2, 2015

  Every year the cost of college seems to outpace the rate of inflation. You would think that our weak economy would have an effect on college prices, but it does not. One thing is for certain though, regardless of the state of our economy, the demand for higher education will always be there. And…

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The 20 Most Expensive Colleges For Incoming Freshmen (2015-2016)

By Brock Jolly / August 17, 2015

Every year the cost of college seems to outpace the rate of inflation. You would think that our weak economy would have an effect on college prices, but it never does! One thing is for certain though, regardless of the state of our economy, the demand for higher education will always be there. And unless…

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Step By Step Guide To Getting Cheap Textbooks For College

By Brock Jolly / August 3, 2015

When it comes time for your student to purchase college textbooks, here’s a way that you can keep the book costs at a minimum. It may take a little legwork, but the savings can be considerable. Step 1) Get the ISBNs of the books you need. How do you do that? You should have that…

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Don’t Use Your 401(K) To Pay For College!

By Brock Jolly / July 21, 2015

As the cost of college heads for the stratosphere and student loans become more costly due to higher interest rates, many families may find themselves a bit cash-strapped and begin to look at their retirement fund (401k, 403b, IRA) to cover their education expenses.   While it’s a natural tendency to want to do all…

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Three keys to getting your kids into the Ivy League

By Brock Jolly / July 15, 2015

By Victoria Tillson Evans Published July 01, 2015 FoxNews.com At 7:00 am, bleary-eyed and with a granola bar in hand, you race your 17-year-old Lacey to her crew practice. Once you’ve dropped her off, you swing by Whole Foods to grab something to cook for dinner, before speeding back to the river by 9:00 am to pick…

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The Private Scholarship Game (Part 3) – Frequently Asked Questions

By Brock Jolly / June 4, 2015

  Q: How can I find out about what scholarships are out there? A: Your best scholarship research sources include: The Internet (try the free scholarship search engine located at the FastWeb website http://www.fastweb.com ), your local community (contact your local chamber of commerce); and your high school guidance counselor.   Q: Can I apply…

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The Private Scholarship Game (Part 2) – How To Increase Your Odds

By Brock Jolly / May 28, 2015

High school juniors need to turn their attention to private scholarships now. There are many scholarships with applications that are due in the fall of the student’s senior year. If you delay this process due to procrastination or because you are preoccupied with upcoming summer activities, you could lose a major opportunity to get money…

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The Private Scholarship Game (Part 1) – The Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts

By Brock Jolly / May 27, 2015

Most college scholarships and grants are available through the Federal and State governments, which are ultimately controlled by the colleges themselves. However, there are a few Private scholarships that are available through outside, private sources. These private scholarships are very competitive though, and scholarship judges may spend just a few precious minutes or even seconds…

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And the Award Goes to… Students that APPLY for scholarships!

By Brock Jolly / May 6, 2015

By Theresa W. White Its awards season in Hollywood, from the Golden Globes, Grammys, Emmys, and Oscars, it seems that now is the time to celebrate the achievements of actors, directors, screenwriters and musicians. Now is also the time that both parents and students start thinking of acceptance letters, FAFSA, and scholarships! For students, the…

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