Planning a College Visit

As the 2017 school year is ending, it is just the beginning for the rising high school senior or the class of 2018.  This summer, the college bound student will begin the college search, which may include road trips to visit colleges.  Finding the college fit includes the right combination of academics, financial and environmental…

2017 New Year’s Resolutions

The year will soon change to 2017.  Winter break is a great time to reflect about your life in 2016 and set your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions for the upcoming year.  For the high school and college student, this also means reviewing your academic goals and making sure you are headed in the right direction. …

College Dorm Room and Legal Checklist

For college freshman, the first steps of independence are approaching quickly.  For both students and parents, a smooth transition into college requires an organized plan.  EFC PLUS has compiled a list of items that you should consider before leaving for college.  Some of your planning will be highly dependent on how far from home your…

Turning the Tide: Admission Process

Today high school students face an enormous amount of pressure and stress within the college admission process.  Beginning the first year of high school, students are encouraged to build a resume of their extracurricular activities, community service, and a challenging curriculum, while achieving exceptional grades.  This includes the academic selection process of taking certain Advanced…

Money Magazine’s College Ranking System

Trying to determine the best value and best fit for a college can be difficult to measure for families.  Many factors go into making this decision and they involve both subjective and factual data.  College Affordability LLC believes academics, financials and environmental fit are the cornerstone of the decision and need to be properly weighted…

Checklist for College

Creating a checklist for college freshmen should really have two categories.   It is pretty basic but I divide the categories into the dorm room checklist and the student legal checklist.  Both are equally important but the later topic is one that is often overlooked and not known about. Now that graduation is over, many college…