Category Archives: Financing College

Wishing there were a less-overwhelming way to get through the college search and application process?

 Informed Educational Solutions has added the interactive cutting-edge MyCCA college counseling software to our client offerings.  Students and parents working with an IESolutions counselor have access to the enormous data sharing and tailored analysis afforded by MyCCA. Below is an … Continue reading

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More Details on “Shwarzman Scholars” at Tsinghua University

The all-new Schwarzman Scholars program will be housed in a new facility designed for the purpose at Tsinghua University, Schwarzman College.  Robert A.M. Stern, architect and dean of the Yale School of Architecture is designing the building. We quote from … Continue reading

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New Mega-Scholarship Rivals The Rhodes

A $300 million scholarship program has just been established by Stephen A. Schwarzman, who made his fortune with the private equity firm, the Blackstone Group.  Backed by an array of western companies with interests in China, the Schwarzman Scholars program … Continue reading

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The Attraction of America’s Top Ranked Schools – It’s More Than the Rankings

The attraction of American leading schools is understandable.  These institutions feature breathtaking campuses, excellent and varied student housing, leading professors, superb facilities and a vast range of majors, clubs and sports.  Unfortunately, to many international students, the eight institutions of … Continue reading

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Finding the Best Fit College/University is both Intellectual and Emotional

Eric Furda, Dean of Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania, offers great advice on finding the Best Fit College.  To watch the video, click here.

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SIBLINGS: IS ONE SCHOOL BIG ENOUGH?

Families with more than one child always want to provide for each in equal measure. We can’t permit one of our kids to attend an expensive summer camp, if we can’t afford to send the others when their time comes. … Continue reading

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Princeton University

Did you know that Princeton University has a generous financial aid budget and meets full demonstrated need of its students?  There is no loan component for students who qualify for aid.  Check out our Facebook Page for more facts like this … Continue reading

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How A Good Educational Consultant Can Save You Money

Many families hesitate before embarking on a relationship with a well-qualified educational consultant, concerned about taking on yet another college-related expense. In reality, strategic use of a consultant can actually save families money. Educational consultants who really know the ropes … Continue reading

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Torn between a rural, suburban or urban campus setting? Consider College of Charleston

Many students from the suburbs and rural areas think they would like to go to a college in a city, but when they actually visit an urban university, cannot imagine themselves living amidst the noise, crowds, security issues, and overall … Continue reading

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College Scholarships

I observed something interesting at a recent high school graduation. While the graduating class was in excess of 300 students,  I noticed that one graduate was repeatedly called up to the stage to be recognized for scholarships she had been … Continue reading

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