How to Negotiate Your Financial Aid & Scholarships Award

Andy Lockwood goes over the 9 steps toward mounting a successful appeal of your “lowball” financial aid and/or scholarship award.   For more information about his College Negotiations “Master Class” – which includes a pre-submission review of your appeal letter as well as sample letters that have worked in the past for Andy’s clients –…

4th Annual College Predictions

Pearl and Andy host their 4th annual College Predictions webinar! They peer into the future and reveal what’s in store for Class of 2020 families and beyond re:  Which Colleges Will Be “Hot,” and Which Will be “Not?” Which schools will give the most financial aid, which won’t?  Will it be harder to get into…

The Self Sabotage Episode

Season Three kicks off with an episode of College Talk Tuesday (www.CollegeTalkTuesday.live) where Pearl and Andy chat discuss two case studies where parents shoot themselves in the proverbial feet when it came to their college planning.   Listen to learn from their mistakes, and hopefully feel better about yourself! 🙂 For more information on our…

Finally, Your College Questions, Answered!

In this live, unscripted webinar, Pearl and Andy answered more than 70 college admissions, financial aid, scholarship and test prep questions, including:   How to negotiate with a college Should we file a FAFSA (financial aid application) if we’re not going to qualify Do colleges rank high schools? How to motivate my 10th grader working…

How to Beat Test Anxiety

Frequently, students who kick butt on practice ACT or SATs sh-t the bed on the “real,” actual test.   Obviously this is extremely frustrating, and only ratchets up college-related stress, as if there isn’t enough already!   On this episode, I interviewed a psychotherapist, mom and client, Sandy Woods, about how to cope with anxiety…