A Day in the Life of an Independent College Counselor

A Day in the Life of an Independent College Counselor

On June 20th, HECA (Higher Education Consultants Associated) began their annual conference at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The conference, which ran from Monday the 20th through Friday the 24th, choose their theme, Revolution and Innovation in Higher Education, well before they knew how pertinent it would be. This year has been particularly crazy in college planning. We’ve seen changes to the FAFSA, and new application system, and a new SAT to name a few. Being well-inform....

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Parros College Planning Awards Scholarships for College

Parros College Planning Awards Scholarships for College

Ann Arbor, MI- August, 3, 2016 - Griffin Modjeski, a recent graduate of Detroit Catholic Central High School in South Lyon, Michigan, and Kyle Doyle of Dexter High School, Dexter, Michigan, have been awarded scholarships from Parros College Planning to help fund their college education for their upcoming 2016-2017 year. The Parros College Planning’s Annual Scholarship Competition was awarded to recently graduated high school seniors who created and submitted a YouTube video detailing their exp....

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The Hidden Value of a Liberal Arts Degree

The Hidden Value of a Liberal Arts Degree

Ah, the ever underappreciated liberal arts degree. Many parents might raise an eyebrow upon hearing that their son or daughter plans on majoring in such field. Majoring outside of STEM is often seen as a wasted opportunity in this tech-savvy world we live in. And for many parents, having their child major in liberal arts is frightening. At Parros College Planning we hear the fears of parents whose children might be interesting in pursuing degrees in literature or history. Sure, these types of m....

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Being money-smart for college: 5 tips every ‘off to college’ student should know

Being money-smart for college: 5 tips every ‘off to college’ student should know

Now that we have gotten through the college applications, offers, and commitment, let’s run one final check on your to-do list. Have you bought your twin-sized sheets yet? How about contacting your roommate through social media? Here’s a big one: have you planned out how you’re going to spend your money during your first year of college? We know it’s a pretty big task to cross something like that off your to-do list, but it’s also one of the most important things you can do while prep....

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