Category Archives: Financial Considerations in Educational Choics

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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Juniors: Organize Your Testing!

College bounds students need to set their admission testing schedules. 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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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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Smart Thinking About College Costs

How can parents determine whether a particular college or university will be a sound investment in their child’s future? While considering ranking, prestige, location, programs, and other key factors, we always look also at two key statistics, available in The … Continue reading

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SAT – ACT: The Dread of Standardized Testing

There is an overwhelming amount of work that needs to be completed in the college application process.  Amidst the excitement of this time, most students look at standardized tests with dread.  They consider testing and test prep to be extremely unpleasant … 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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