The cost of college should not discourage any student from applying. Most selective private college assure applicants that, if the student is admitted, the school will provide financial assistance that meets a family’s need. Granted, families and schools do not always agree on the definition of “need,” but parents are often surprised when they qualify for significant assistance.

The numbers add up differently for each applicant, and no one makes any promises than an expensive school will offer an affordable package. However, we can help students seek private and federal financial aid as well as merit scholarships.

For those of you interested in beginning your research about financial aid, we highly recommend two sources: Don’t Miss Out, an accessible guide to the financial aid process, and The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid, the website considered THE resource for all financial aid information.