Julie Gross

Financial Aid Glossary

In our efforts to simplify a very complicated system, we have compiled a short list of terms you will most definitely come across when preparing for your college years.  We hope this helps! Academic Year: The year in which school is in session – usually September through May. Accrual Date: The date on which interest charges on …

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Public vs. Private

The biggest misperception we notice with our clients is the belief that their child is limited to certain schools because of cost.  Parents will naturally assume that the state universities, with an obvious lower price tag, are much less expensive than the private universities.  For in-state students the price difference of a state university is …

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My 2 Cents on College Night

This is the time of year when high school guidance counselors and representatives from various colleges meet with the parents of high school students preparing for college. They give tips about how to best conquer the application process and how to apply for financial aid.  Often, these representatives will advise against hiring a professional to …

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10 Tips For College Visits

The college visit is an important part of the application process and is viewed by the admissions office as a demonstration of your interest toward the school.  While we may not be able to visit every college on our list, there is no better way to get a real feel for the school and many …

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Show Me The Money

Summer is speeding by and the time for our incoming high school seniors to make their list of potential colleges is quickly approaching.  Many students choose colleges randomly or based on where their friends are looking.  I am constantly telling parents to choose colleges strategically…especially if you are seeking financial aid.  No one wants cost …

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