College Pete

{Important} Financial Aid Delays, Changes & Scholarship Implications for College Bound Families

{Important} Financial Aid Delays, Changes & Scholarship Implications for College Bound Families

Usually at this time of year, I’m neck deep in preparing and submitting financial aid documents on behalf of my students (note: these documents must be re-filed each year your child is in college – like a tax return but based on an entirely different and complex set of rules, regulations and formulas). Typically both […]

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Why Maximizing Your Student’s ‘Free Time’ Is More Important Than Ever

Why Maximizing Your Student’s ‘Free Time’ Is More Important Than Ever

I have in my office an 8-1/2 x 11 piece of paper that has survived many iterations (not to mention years and office moves). It’s a list of 40 ‘Old-Fashioned Skills’ that every child should acquire by the time they’re ‘an adult.’ I’m talking about the kind of life skills that all fully formed adults need […]

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The End of Safety Schools + Why Deferred is NOT Denied & What You Can Do About It

The End of Safety Schools + Why Deferred is NOT Denied & What You Can Do About It

Last week, many colleges announced their results for Early Decision and Early Action. Needless to say, it was an emotional week for a lot high school seniors¬† (and of course, the parents who love them). Locally to my home office, no school garnered more attention that Florida State, which saw nearly 22,000 students across the […]

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