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Aug

8/12-The 10 Most Costly College Planning Traps Parents Fall Into

Every year we see parents all across the country make the same mistakes when planning for their children’s college education. We’ve identified the 10 BIGGEST ones and we want to help you avoid them. The College Planning landscape has changed dramatically over the past 20 years…Don’t assume that planning for your kids’ college is as easy as it was for you.

Nov

11/11- Beating the Odds of Getting Into a Top College

Even with an "off the charts" genius, college is WAY harder to get in than it was 25 years ago....or even 10 years ago. Rather than apply to a list of colleges and get denied at most, find out who gets in and who gets money.  In this webinar, find out:

- If your kid has the "right tags" for admission

- How top colleges rank students using other criteria than academics.

- How to improve your kids chances for merit aid, AND admission at top colleges.

Mar

3/10- How To Avoid Worthless College Degrees

How does any 17 year old know what they want to do "when they grow up"?

While most people who want to fill college seats will tell you to "learn as you go", or "it doesn't matter what your major is", the fact is, THEY aren't paying the college bills.

In this webinar, we cover:

- WHY picking a career cluster BEFORE looking at colleges is important.

- What about "following your passion"?

-  Benefits and drawbacks of choosing early.

Sep

9/9- Debt-Free College Is Possible For ANYONE

It's never too early to start.  Student loan debt continues to grow at a ridiculous pace. The average college graduate now owes more than $32,000 to the government… and that’s just for just their undergraduate degree. And half of these students find themselves unemployed or under-employed after graudation. Learn how to avoid this trend of unnecessary borrowing.

Dec

12/9- Non Traditional Paths to Successful Careers

The rent can't be paid with an IOU, and neither can food or utilities.... so how can your kid have a successful career if he/she doesn't like school?

Many families are disillusioned, and think that a 4-year college degree is the only way to success.  There is a "skills gap" looming.

Topics included in this Webinar:

- What careers are growing in the next 20 years?

- How to research career, skills, values, and interests before spending time or money on education.

-How to find experience, and still get an education

Apr

4/14- The Myth of STEM & Other Lies About College

The lies and misconceptions live on for decades...

Kids are told that STEM is a no-lose direction, and k-12 spends a LOT of capital to "brand" themselves a STEM school.  But what about college...where the rubber meets the road?

Topics included in this Webinar:

- 10 most common Myths and the truth.

- How NOT to fall in the trap.

- What about grad school, and the likelihood of getting into a good one WITHOUT a STEM degree?​

Oct

10/7- How To Avoid The 7 Biggest Mistakes Made On The FAFSA

Don't wait till senior year!

Many families are disappointed because the results  of financial aid applications are WAY more than they can afford. Timing and strategy are hugely important in this essential task of paying for college.

Topics included in this Webinar:

· What’s New for 2018-19 ?

· Financial Aid Myths

· Purpose of the FAFSA

Jan

1/13- SAT & ACT- How Important Are They REALLY?

Many colleges reward tens of thousands of dollars for the "high" SAT or ACT, but where SHOULD a family spend their resources?

Tune in to learn:

- The best study method for your kid.

- When and how many tests to take?

- How heavily to colleges weigh the tests?

- What high schools require the SAT or ACT to graduate?

- What about "test optional" colleges?

May

5/12- The 12 Steps to College Planning Success

If you "wing it" in planning for college, you will likely NOT be one of the 9% who graduate in 4 years with no debt.

There is a process

While each family has different circumstances, goals and outcomes, to successfully and affordably plan for a higher education IS a step-by-step process.

We outline all of them in this webinar, as well as the tools and resources successful families use.

Oct

10/14- The 5 Little Known Secrets of "Dream College" Admission

Aside from starting before senior year, we will cover:

- Letters of Recommendation and interviews

- Choosing Majors & Careers

- Affordability

- What Extracurriculars will get your kid noticed?

- GPA, test scores, rankings, rigor....which is more important?​

Feb

2/10- Get Your Kid Into The Best Colleges Like a $5000 Counselor

Over 26% of high achieving college freshmen used private counselors to help them navigate the process of college selection....but that comes with a price.  And most don't touch the financial piece.  

Find out the resources and tools the fancy college planners use with their clients, as well as other DIY strategies.  

Starting early is key.

Jun

6/9- Have Fun This Summer AND Plan For College Too

Many "timelines" exist for college planning, but they do no good if you don't use them

Just like the 12-step webinar (May), the timeline has a specific process.  

Competition for admission is international, and a private college (and most public 4-year colleges) now cost as much as a HOUSE.

Topics included in this Webinar:

- What about summer school; when and what classes?

- When is the earliest to work on college applications?

-Will working during the summer help my kids college chances?

Why you can't wait till the senior year, or rely on what "used to be true" when you went to college.

The AVERAGE student to guidance counselor ratio in the US is 470:1, with some states having over 850:1.  Many high schools don't have a counselor at all. So is it any wonder that the average amount of time spent on college planning by guidance counselors is only 38 minutes (total over the 4 high school years)?

Less than 35% of students graduate from a 4-year college in 4 years...and for every year beyond 4 years, the minimum cost per year is over $50,000.  Time is money, so parents need to be proactive, not depend on under-staffed high schools, and with a small bit of information, could map out a viable plan, and gain peace of mind..

At least one out of every six people who have federal student debt haven’t made a payment on their loans for at least nine months, according to the The Institute for College Access and Success.

1.1 million student borrowers defaulted for the first time in 2016, according the U.S. Department of Education.

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