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The FAFSA- the real deal for High School Seniors

The FAFSA- the real deal for High School Seniors

You are a senior in high school trying to balance your coursework with your extracurricular activities. On top of that, you enrolled in an AP course and you are planning for college.  Thoughts of what next step to take, the major you want to study or perhaps you’re aiming for the Ivy League colleges like many students. The last thing you may be thinking of is filling out and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid also known as FAFSA. No! It should be the first thing on your mind right now. This is the only way to get access to over $140 billion which is available student aid from the federal government, thereby reducing the debt that should have accumulated after graduation, as a result of taking student loans. For some students, this could be the only means to pay their way through school. It is important because if you fail to apply for this aid, there won’t be any money to depend on. For students that are unable to pay fees out of pocket and thinking of involving themselves with student loans, it can quickly add up to your debt even after graduation. Bridging the gap in the cost of education As the name implies, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is absolutely free. Everyone should fill out this form, because there’s nothing to lose, with so much to gain. See this! From 2015 to 2016 school sessions alone, there was about $3 billion left unused in the federal grant money. The Federal Student Financial Aid seems to be the only achievable way to bridge...

WHY HELP IS NECESSARY WHEN PLANNING FOR COLLEGE?

The college planning process might seem straightforward, and you might be tempted to leave it all to your bright child or student to handle. However, your child needs support and assistance through the college application process. What can you do? Creating time to help your kid is very necessary. However, you might not be savvy in every admission step. Deep research can help bring about more campus insight. You also have the option of seeking the services of an independent educational consultant. You might still think you can still do it on your own and a parent or teacher. However, here are some of the reasons you need help during the college planning process. Test and Assessments Before applying to attend a college, your kid must have taken the necessary standardized tests. There are preliminary tests that you might not know about, which a consultant would know. PSAT is an exam your child can take in his or her junior year to prepare them for the SAT. The consultant can also provide the necessary tutorial tools to help your kid ace these standardized tests. Strong performance in these tests and the major senior year SAT, will help convince the college that your kid or student is ready to face challenges to come. Course Selection Unlike high school admission process, the requirements for college admission are very strict. Having the basic knowledge of subjects like English might not cut it. The admission process requires your child or student to be versed in mathematics and science, and at least an idea of one foreign language. As you cannot help with all...

HOW MENTORING CAN HELP A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT?

HOW MENTORING CAN HELP A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT HAVE AN ADVANTAGE IN THE COLLEGE PLANNING PROCESS The idea of tutoring is just the same old thing. A one on one association with somebody who is an educator and mentor is thought that has been vital to intellectual advancement for a great many years. This one on one educational consultant delivered the most critical development in Ancient Greek logic. You may be searching for something somewhat less complex. Be that as it may, if mentors have been a successful technique for educational advancement since the era of the Ancient Greeks, and on the off chance that they have ended up being powerful for students and working experts, at that point shouldn’t high school students search them out? Subject authority is an unmistakable preferred standpoint of one-on-one engagement with qualified mentors. This sort of education enables a student to take a shot at an idea (or kind of issue, or section, or hypothesis, for instance) until the point when it is understood totally. Mastery learning has a tendency to be a new thought for the dominant part of high school students in light of the fact that the conventional classroom has taken into account the normal needs to keep up a pace while advancing through educational modules. Then again, a tutor can work at the student’s pace and utilize certain educating and learning strategies that interest best to the student’s pervasive learning styles. Authority learning is feasible through committed one-on-one coaching. We can consider tutoring with regards to sports. Envision basketball is your field. Team training is the customary classroom and...

THINGS PARENTS DO NOT EXPECT DURING THE COLLEGE ADMISSION PROCESS

In life, you can be prepared for a lot of things, however, the day you send your child to college can never be prepared for. You feel sad to let them go, but you are also proud of what they have achieved. Driving them off to the new city or to the college gate is quite easy. However, the process to get to the school gate is not as easy as you think. Sure, your child has good grades and colleges should flock at his or her feet but, there is more to it. Physical and Emotion Stress Earlier stated, the emotional strain experienced by a parent could at times be overwhelming. You must be prepared as not to let these emotions take hold of you. Manage your time to provide your kid with the best college admission guidance. Supervise application, know about the starting dates and deadline, analyse essays and support submission. Sometimes, you might even need to drive all the way down to get better campus insight. The stress of finally moving your kid to college already awaits you, so try not to stress-out from the beginning. Financing Of course, you need money to be able to send your kid to college. You need to make certain plans to reduce future financial strain. However, one thing you do not know is, colleges have more Financial aid than advertised. You might try to skip applying to the most elite colleges in the country; however, it is important to know that these colleges have the best need-base financial aids and merited scholarship programs. Research more on these colleges your...

Olivia Williams passion as an Educational Consultant

One of my passions has always been helping students find purpose and discovering their own potential.  My key objective is to help a student connect with a college that will benefit them beyond academics. For it to be a place where a student can mature into a productive and firmly grounded adult. With on average freshmen dropout rate of 55%, it is imperative that each student be equipped with more of the pro’s of a school and the con’s of a school. It is critical that a student know what academic supports are  in place to help them overcome academic challenges, what counseling services are in place to help them over a life changing event, what facilities are available to help ensure a student stays healthy and fit on campus, and what are the retention rates for entering freshmen at the institution. These are but a few of the critical questions that need to be address before investing on average $23,000 per year. So my work as an independent educational consultant is necessary for improving the college graduation rate which is directly related to finding a college that fits the emotional, spiritual, academic, and financial needs of the student. It is also a pleasure to offer personal development coaching for students as they journey to find and define themselves. This is not easy process but with the help of a college planning consultant the load can definitely become lighter. Olivia Williams Independent Educational...