Sticker Price or Less for Your Dream College?

Sticker Price or Less for Your Dream College?

By Kim Parros At Parros College Planning we are currently in the process of applying to college with our class of 2020. That year went fast and we are looking forward to some amazing results this year with our students. We are also ready to start completing those dreaded FAFSA’S (Federal Application for Student Aid). Let’s fast forward now to the final step, let’s talk about paying for college: you applied to college, you got in, you did your FAFSA and now you are afraid, very afraid. Th....

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The Importance of College Visits

The Importance of College Visits

If your a rising senior, and are planning on attending college in the fall of 2020, then this is the time to plan some college tours. Although we recommend that you start your research with the college’s websites, it is not always possible to really get a feel of the college, so the best option is to schedule a visit. We recommend that you tour when colleges are in session, but this is not always possible right now so summer will do. If you plan the tour the right way the visit can help you to....

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What Should You Do With Your Test Scores Anyway?

What Should You Do With Your Test Scores Anyway?

By Liz Boyd High school test scores: Why do they still matter? What do you need to know about them? Even if the college you are going to states that the ACT or SAT tests are optional, there may be other reasons to prep to earn a high score on the standardized tests. If you want merit aid from the college (i.e. free money!) you may be required to submit scores. Standardized tests and even AP tests are all important because it represents the measurement of a students skills, and should be reinf....

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Hate Student Loans?

Hate Student Loans?

By Kim Parros and Liz Boyd Love them or hate them, student loans are sometimes a fact of life. No matter how hard you have saved for college sometimes it's just not enough to pay the full tuition bill and then you realize that you need a loan. The majority of people don’t understand every facet about loans and this is a problem. Before we discuss loan options lets take a step back in the college planning process of trying to find a way to pay for college. This is one of our expertise areas an....

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