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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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EXPOSED - The Inconvenient Truth About the New Financial Aid Rules Changes

The FAFSApocalypse is here!  The new changes to the FAFSA and the financial aid rules are anti-middle class, lousy for business owners, terrible for divorced families and inexplicably PUNITIVE for  families with more...
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The Truth about Scholarships

College advisor Andy Lockwood interviews scholarship search expert Jean O'Toole of on the facts, myths and urban legends surrounding scholarships. Topics included: What's the deal with those weirdo,...
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Writing an “original” college essay

In the trenches advice about the Common Application Essay. College advisor Andy Lockwood ruminates on the common question of how to make your college essay "original"...
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The Southern Phenomenon

If you live in the Northeast, why go to college in the South? This episode expands on a recent local Fox News story about colleges students heading down South: (link:...
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Late Stage College Planning for Class of 2024 Families

College advisor Andy Lockwood shares tips and strategies on how to write college essays that "sell", how to position yourself for scholarships and financial aid, financial aid rules changes, to submit or not to submit...
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The New Rules of College Admissions and Financial Aid

Thoughts on the latest admissions and financial aid developments, including the new FAFSA rules, ChatGPT and college essays what test-optional policies mean for your kids, the impact of DEI (Diversity, Equity and...
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Decision Day

May 1 is the official housing deposit deadline for college-bound seniors, marking the end of a long, drawn out road to college. Or is it? In this episode, college advisor Andy Lockwood discusses the truth about this...
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Should You Submit Your SAT or ACT scores

College advisor Andy Lockwood grills SAT and ACT tutor Marissa U on the latest updates in the ever-changing world of standardized testing (SAT and ACT) including: *Test-optional policies and what they mean for your...
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How to Negotiate Financial Aid

Do's and don'ts for a successful financial aid appeal and merit aid negotiation For more details on how to appeal your award, see How to Negotiate Your Crappy Financial Aid and Merit Aid Offer by Andy Lockwood on...
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What's a Good SAT Score?

College advisor Andy Lockwood answers the frequently asked question, What's a good SAT (or ACT) score? For more information about Lockwood College Prep's premium college advisory programs, go to...
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Extracurricular Activities That Suck

Thoughts on how to screw up you Common Application Activities section
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The New Rules of Financial Aid

The New Rules of Financial Aid   The latest and news about proposed changes to the FAFSA and financial aid rules, and who/what they will affect, including:   Business owners   Families with two or more children in...
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