Dr. Jeff & Dr. Brian Haig - The Experts in College Planning and Student Success.

Why it’s important to understand how to pay for college… and different ways to pay for college!

Planning and preparing for college admissions is one thing; however, paying for college is entirely different. Unfortunately, many families only focus on how to get into college, not how to pay for it. What is important for families to understand is that there are very real and serious consequences of student debt. Understanding how to pay for college is crucial because it allows families to offset the sometimes exorbitant cost of college.

Why you need to get involved in extracurricular activities!

School is about more than just following an academic curriculum to fulfill graduation requirements. It’s also about seeing your school as an all-encompassing learning environment that has the potential to teach you more than what you can learn inside the classroom. In fact, what you learn outside the classroom can be just as important, if not more important, than what you learn inside the classroom. This is because many important character-building skills that are learned outside the classroom are directly applicable to succeeding in life.

Think Like a College Admissions Officer

With the high school year officially getting underway and summer coming to a close, it’s important that students with college aspirations understand how college admission officers think about the admissions process. Because if a student can really understand how a college admission officer thinks, then this will allow the student to develop an action-oriented, strategic, and purposeful game plan that will make him/her as competitive as possible when applying to college. So let’s get into the mindset of admissions officers and discuss how they think so you can maximize your chances of getting into the college of your choice.

Developing a Back to School Winning Game Plan!

We hope you are having a great summer. As the summer is starting to wind down, it’s important to start thinking about the next school year. Each year is about building upon the previous year to develop a strategic game plan that will culminate into getting into the college of your choice, with as much free money as possible.

To help you develop a strategic game plan for the following school year, it’s important that you know which areas are important to focus on. Here are five key areas that can make a significant difference in how you are viewed by college admission officers:

Scholarships: Effective Long-Term and Short-Term Strategies That Work!

In this blog article, we want to show you how developing effective long-term and short-term strategies can help you win scholarship money to help you pay for the high cost of college. We will first discuss why having a long-term strategy is the best approach when trying to win scholarships, and then we will discuss steps you can take right now to stand out in the scholarship selection process. Remember, winning scholarships is all about understanding those factors that are involved in the decision-making process. Once you understand what is important, and what isn’t, it will become much clearer to you what you need to do to increase your chances of winning those scholarships you apply to.

9 Important Strategies for Finding and Applying for Scholarships

Scholarships are an important financial aid option available to students to help pay for college expenses, and the best part is they don’t have to be repaid. There are thousands of scholarships available to students each year, awarded based on a number of factors such as academic performance, athletic ability, artistic talents, volunteering in an organization, unique background, and much more. In fact there are scholarships for almost any unique talent, skill, background, and accomplishment that it can only be beneficial for you to spend some time learning about how they can potentially play a role in saving you thousands of dollars to offset the high cost of college!

What is important to understand is that scholarships are not only awarded to students with the highest GPA and the most impressive sports record, but for all types of students. You just need to know how to look for them, and what strategies are most effective for winning them. Below are 9 important strategies for how to find and apply for scholarships, and most importantly, how to increase your chances of being chosen as a recipient:

College and Financial Planning Strategies for 2016!

We hope your New Year is off to a great start. Many of the seniors just finished their college applications and some of them are starting to hear back from colleges already. Numerous students are getting fantastic acceptances with tens of thousands of dollars in free money and it’s only the beginning of January!

A lot of the free money for college acceptances will come from the colleges themselves. However, many students will get free money for college expenses through outside scholarships…