Financial Planning For College

Many students have thought about hiring a private college consultant to help them with the often stressful and overwhelming college application process. Whether it’s because your high school guidance counselor is swamped or because you just want that extra handholding through the process, the prevalence of getting this type of assistance has been growing in […]

Tips When Filing the FAFSA [VIDEO]

Unfortunately for college applicants today, getting into college is only half the battle. Once they’re accepted most students have to figure out how to pay for their education. A great first step to take is filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, often called the FAFSA. Filing this document can be a confusing process, but […]

The Great Scholarship Myth

By: Susanna Cerasuolo, M.Ed.   Scholarships, as parents think of them, do not really exist.  Not for the masses.  You can’t just “start applying for scholarships” and pay your way to college–not very easily.  It is not at all commonly done, and yet many parents persist in thinking that this is how kids pay for […]

How Can I Pay for College? An Interview with Lynn O’Shaughnessy

By: Susanna Cerasuolo, M.Ed.   How did you become interested in college admissions and finance? When my daughter was in high school, I had to figure out what to do with her and where she wanted to go to college.  In California, it is very hard to get into the top UC schools because California […]