Category Archives: Financial Aid

The Big Picture on College Admissions

At this point in the fall, many high school seniors are well underway—in some fashion or another—on the college admissions process. As a group, they tend to want to push their parents to the sidelines as they gradually assume ownership … Continue reading

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Basic College Money Planning For Students

  Before you leave for college, you need to learn how to handle money.  Here are 6 tips for you to consider as you prepare to go off to college in the fall. Open a bank account NOW and get … Continue reading

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What You Need To Know: 2017-18 FAFSA

College Students and Parents: What You Need to Know About the 2017–18 FAFSA® What’s changing for 2017–18? Starting with the 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), these changes will be in effect: •You’ll be able to submit your … Continue reading

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Tough Year For Early and Regular Applications

Our thanks to George Fan and College Kickstart LLC for compiling the follow statistics to help us understand student outcomes for college admission in fall 2016. Independent consultants and school-base counselors alike saw some of their top students wait listed … Continue reading

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Why Attending College In The UK Might Make Sense For Some:

Many students dream of studying not only in a different state, but in a different country. If you have dreamed of going to a school like Prince William met Kate, (St. Andrews in Scotland), or an ancient school such as … Continue reading

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Financial Aid Update

Every year, there are lots of suggestions about how to streamline the process of applying for financial aid for college and graduate schools. The first thing that families need to know is that it all starts with the FAFSA: Free … Continue reading

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What does it mean for a college to be need-blind and meet full-need? – Thoughts on financing education and the value of a college degree

Most families and students are not only faced with the question, “Can I get into my college of choice?” but also, “Can I afford to attend that college?”  President of Iowa’s Grinnell College, Dr. Raynard Kingston discusses where his college … Continue reading

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Looking to Streamline and Organize the College Application Process? – Basic overview of the IESolutions Student Portal

Education is an investment of time and resources.  The options in education are extensive and there are pros and cons to each option.  Once a family decides what they want and need as far as education, there is the hurdle … Continue reading

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What are my chances of getting into and receiving merit aid from the college of my choice?

Wondering what your chances are of getting into and receiving merit aid from the college of your choice?   The Competitive Student Quotient (CSQ), is instrumental in providing this information.  We offer each student who works with an Informed Educational Solutions … Continue reading

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Paying for College

On May 7, 2013 Carter P. Reese, Executive Director, Informed Educational Solutions featured in the segment:  Paying for College on WBEZ radio. For more of Informed Educational Solutions in the news, see our Press Page Related articles Shaky Collegiate Finances Impact Higher … Continue reading

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