Planning for college
than you think.
Understand what you need to know NOW to plan for the future.
What is our E.F.C.?
Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is the minimum a college will expect your family to pay for the college expenses. Plan early so that you can minimize your EFC. Colleges can look back to the 10th grade tax return!
How do the colleges calculate our E.F.C.?
Income and Asset components (puzzle pieces) are weighted differently in the EFC calculation. Different colleges also use different formulas. Do you know which formula benefits your family? Do you know what options your family has to reduce what the colleges expect you to pay?
What is merit aid and need based aid?
Merit aid is dependent upon grades, test scores and talents. Some schools offer merit aid and some do not. Need based aid is determined from the EFC calculation. Just because a family does not qualify for need based aid their first year with the first child does not mean they will not qualify in future years. Parents must understand the formula. Planning for both starts in middle school!
How does a family best save & pay for college?
There are many options on how to save & pay for college. Each family’s needs and goals are unique. A comprehensive, tax efficient approach is desirable.
Ideally, beginning in 8th grade families need to know the strategies and resources to make the most of their child’s High School years. This means the right coursework, good grades, and activities that have a positive impact on one’s community.
Academic Tutoring and Standardized Test Prep
Will my child need test prep and tutoring? Determining whether the SAT or ACT is a better test for your child is important. We can guide your child in making that decision. Test preparation and academic tutoring can help all students achieve their full potential.
College Application Process
Do you know the best-kept secrets in college admissions? We do. Selecting the right academic courses, taking the appropriate entrance exams, developing meaningful activities, choosing the right colleges, crafting powerful college applications and college essays do make a critical difference in gaining admission to the college of your dreams. There is more you need to know, though.
Ivy League, IB Curriculum and Athletic Recruitment. Our experts have direct experience in these three important segments of college admissions.
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