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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Form Completion
Don't minimize the importance of this form. According to the Department of Education, 90% of these forms are submitted with errors or inconsistencies. This form must be completed to be considered for all financial aid.
In order to support parents, high school and college students through the scholarship experience, I offer an initial FREE 30 minute telephone consultation. Specific times are set aside for us to communicate. Call me at your convince which gives you plenty of time to get a quick question answered, or point you in the right direction. Of course, if 30 minutes isn't enough time to get your questions answered, then you will want to check out my additional 1-2 hour Advisor session. If you need more assistance I suggest taking a look at my SOAR Master Class or my Senior Crash Course. You will receive weekly phone consultation, you get worksheets, tools and templates to make your scholarship search for high school and college students experience more productive and rewarding.
Take your scholarship success to a whole new level!
CSS Profile Form Registration
This form must be submitted to certain but not all colleges for financial aid considerations. You must register to obtain the form or acquire the opportunity to do it online.
We work one on one with students across Georgia and the US, especially students who are aiming for admission
into a Georgia university. My passion is helping students find, apply and get scholarship and acceptances to
colleges that are a good fit for their interests and abilities. As an Independent Educational Consultant, I use an
individualized approach to helping students navigate every aspect of the college and scholarship search and selection process.
Our goal for each student is to help him or her find schools where he/she can be happy and thrive academically, socially and emotionally. The college and scholarship search and application process can be both time-consuming and overwhelming unless you have a plan and resources. I reduce the anxiety involved in this process by walking students step-by-step along their path to college.
College Profile Admissions Tracking
SOAR provides the student with access to an online college tracking system. Students receive a personalized worksheet, that assist with time management task, deadline and requirements for each school and cost of attendance.
Benchmark Reports : Student performance
Each student is provided knowledge that supplements the action steps completed by SOAR. This allows you to know what they are doing and why throughout the entire process. Six critical areas are evaluated for each student to make sure they understand the concepts.
Comprehensive College and Scholarship Plans
Students that decide on either the 15 week SOAR Master Class or the Senior Crash Course, will meet with the consultant to discuss the extensive program requirements.
1. Students and parents will complete a SOAR Consultation intake form in advance, then students and parents will meet with a coach for a 90 minute interview.
2. During this face-to-face meeting they will review high school transcripts, academic plans, test scores, extracurricular activities and community service/work experience.
3. Goals for the student's college experience and the family's financial goals related to need and merit aid will be discussed.Throughout the first six weeks students will go through a challenging, innovative program designed to help position students for the college scholarship process.
4. The next remaining weeks students and parents will review and narrow down the suggested colleges & scholarships for the best possible match. Students will be responsible for completing essays and going through the application process.
5. A final review will be completed with the SOAR consultant to ensure the college and scholarship packages are complete.
Access to Complete Customer Service
Unlimited contact with a well-educated staff committed to your child's education are available to advise your family on any situation during the college admissions and financial aid process.
College Generated Financial Aid Form Completion
Some schools have their own forms. These forms are just as important as the CSS Profile and FAFSA. This step does not include the individual college scholarship applications or admissions applications.
Advisor /Interview with Counselor
An in person interview is conducted with a professional career counselors. The counselor will discuss with the student the realities of choosing the right college. This session will last from 30 minutes to an hour or more. At least one of the student's parents must be in attendance and is encouraged to ask questions. This is a powerful tool to successfully match the student to the right college based on a set of scientific factors, SAT/ACT scores, high school GPA, the family's finances, the student's educational interest and the student's general outlook on life. We will not choose the college for you but rather make the whole family aware of the right college(s) based on their circumstances.
Family Counsel on Loan and Budget Options
Private loans, public loans, alternative budget options both financial and non financial.
Scholarship Positioning System
An interactive session with a professional counselor designed to help a family and student with tools to positioning, navigating and timing (PNT) of scholarship services. * The scholarship positioning system is the second step of the Student Positioning Concept. We research scholarships based on space, control and the students profile.
Unlike some college consultants, I continue working with the family and student even after college acceptances arrive and after high school graduation. Enrolling in freshmen courses at the new college; selecting dorms, meal plans, and new school clubs; and scheduling transfer credits are all new challenges that I can assist with.
STEP BY STEP
Call to learn more about our services or to get a quick question answered. I am available to help point you in the right direction and discuss a plan of action for your student.
Confirmation of Student Aid Report (SAR) Accuracy
It is vital to check the results of the FAFSA for filing errors. Any necessary corrections are completed during this step
SOAR Program Overview
Action Tracking List (ATL)
A complete list of tasks and timeline for what the family and SOAR will do individually or together throughout the junior and senior year. * The ATL is a detailed list letting you know what we are doing and when. Dates note when we anticipate completion of each step. Provides the implementation of a forms tracking strategy.
Student Career Search
Access to an on-line aptitude/attitude session designed to confirm or focus a student's career goals.
* The student career search is the first step in the Student Scholarship Positioning System. We make available an aptitude test to search for possible career avenues for the student and therefore appropriate majors to pursue. This step can reduce the overall cost of a higher education by making a bachelor's degree attainable in four years.
Award Letter Evaluation and The Appeal Process
Some awards are good, some fair and some bad. We will identify the quality of your award and instruct you on how to begin the appeal process. We will write a letter to the financial aid office on your behalf if necessary and instruct you on how to help with a phone call or visit.