While keeping track of finances may not be of concern to some students, it is a valuable skill to learn for all. Students should take the time to sit with their family and discuss budgeting before arriving on campus for freshman year. Many unexpected expenses could arise and it is important for students and their families to establish a plan for how decisions about these expenses will be made and how they may be paid for.
What is Bright Futures? How do you become eligible for the scholarship? If you are planning on or even considering attending college in Florida, you need to know this information and the earlier, the better.
Spring break is here and many high school juniors are FINALLY coming to the realization that it is time to focus on the college search. Here are my tips and timeline for juniors at any stage in the process. Start now!
Searching for Scholarships can definitely begin earlier than senior year, but now is a perfect time for seniors to use their free time for searching and applying for scholarships. Many students ask me where to search and how to get the most money. Unfortunately, there is no single, simple answer.
As I receive copies of my students' award letters, I continue to be astonished by how complex and confusing these letters can be, especially for those not familiar with the financial aid jargon. It is disappointing that some schools continue to take advantage of the students and families by presenting their packages in very deceiving formats leading families to believe some colleges are more affordable than they actually are. An important part of the work I do with my families is helping them decipher these letters and make an informed college decision.