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The College Planning Edge

The College Planning Edge

Hosted by: Pearl and Andy Lockwood

College planning tips , strategies and various & sundry, not necessarily politically-correct thoughts on the whole college application and scholarships kit and kaboodle. Brought to you by Pearl and Andy Lockwood,...

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Episodes

A Few Financial Aid and Essay Faux Pas

Originally broadcast on College Coffee Talk, 7-15-24 (Mondays 10am EST, Facebook.com/lockwoodcollegeprep): College consultants Pearl and Andy Lockwood discuss a handful of mistakes to avoid in the financial aid and...
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Deep Thoughts Re: Summer Applications and Essays

Originally broadcast on College Coffee Talk (Mondays, 10am EST, Facebook.com/lockwoodcollegeprep) College advisors Pearl andy Andy Lockwood yak about the applications and essays, including mistakes to avoid, when to...
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How to Ruin a Financial Aid Appeal

From College Coffee Talk (Mondays 10am EST, Facebook.com/LockwoodCollegePrep): College advisors Pearl and Andy Lockwood discuss: *How to ruin a financial aid appeal * "Secret" skills not taught in college (that should...
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College Essay Mistakes, Magical Thinking

Originally aired on College Coffee Talk (Mondays 10am EST Facebook.com/lockwoodcollegeprep), college advisors Pearl and Andy Lockwood discuss common application essay mistakes, and the problem with magical thinking....
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More FAFSA Glitches, Child Behavior We'd Like to Change

Originally broadcast on College Coffee Talk, June 3 (Facebook.com/lockwoodcollegeprep): Pearl and Andy Lockwood discuss even more annoying and frustrating FAFSA problems. Plus, child behavior we'd like to change.
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The Death of Test-Optional?

College Coffee Talk, April 24, 2024. (Live 10am EST, Facebook.com/lockwoodcollegeprep): Another blow to test-optional, the latest on student loan "forgiveness" developments. See LockwoodCollegePrep.com for more...
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Harvard: Safety School?

4/1/24 episode of College Coffee Talk (Mondays 10am EST Facebook.com/lockwoodcollegeprep): The FAFSApocalypse - signs of relief? Harvard - Safety School? The first 100K per year college (not a sick April Fool's joke)...
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New: Financial Aid "Secrets" for Families Who Think They Can't Qualify

Originally a live webinar on 3/20/24, college consultants Pearl and Andy Lockwood revealed how to comfortably afford college -- without cutting back on your lifestyle or racking up tens of thousands in high rate, high...
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How to Beat the Leprechauns in the Financial Aid Office

College Coffee Talk (originally aired 3/18/24 - Mondays 10am EST on Facebook.com/lockwoodcollegeprep): A financial aid "hack" to beat the leprechauns in the financial aid office, another college pulls the plug on...
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Live Workshop at the Manhasset (NY) Library

Recording of Andy Lockwood's presentation to an intimate group of parents (including one with a First and Third Grader) in March 2024. Lockwood fielded a variety of questions, including: *How many times should you...
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Can My Kid Get Into Harvard?

From the Virtual Mailbag: Can your kid get into Harvard? Probably not. Well, maybe (although their published rate is currently in the 3% range, yikes!) We’ve helped a couple dozen kids get into Harvard over the years,...
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Post Mortem: The First Digital SAT

College Coffee Talk 3-11-24 (broadcast live on Facebook.com/lockwoodcollegeprep): Feedback on the first digital SAT in the US What do do if your FAFSA info doesn't tell the whole truth Bombshell reasons for the FAFSA...
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