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College Parents-Decipher Finacial Aid Letters

You’ve received the acceptance letter and the financial aid letter. How to you decide what school offers the best fit and the best aid package. Follow these tips to decipher those Financial Aid Offers.   1) Analyze the components. Terms aren’t always clear, so start your review by going through the offer line-by-line to determine […]

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Tips for Filling Out The FAFSA

It’s that time of Year-No not the Holidays-Financial Aid Time. For every parent who has already done it-you get a break until next year. For all you senior parents, here are some good tips to get started. Before you begin, make sure you’re applying on the correct site. The official FAFSA website is and completing the […]

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What is FERPA and how does it impact me?

What happened? we went from being given daily updates on our kids school progress to quarterly semester report cards or, if you were lucky, – weekly email updates from Power School. Now the kids are off to college and you cannot access your child’s academic records without their permission. Wait a minute? What?  The Family Educational Rights […]

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