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Strategies For College is proud to partner with SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards.  SAGE is an enrollment management consortium made up of over 440 private colleges.  It was founded over 25 years ago by Dr. Jim Johnston, former Director of Admissions & Financial Aid at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.  By mastering the content in our Learning Center,  you will have a much better understanding of admissions, financial aid and merit scholarships.  You be a savvy college shopper!

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Is College Still Worth It?

Is College Still Worth It?

As of 2022, almost 40% of Americans over the age of 25 had at least a bachelor’s degree. This national average has been climbing since the 1970s along with the average cost of higher education. Though it has increasingly become the norm for graduating high school...

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Applications are in! What’s next?

Applications are in! What’s next?

Seniors—congratulations on submitting your applications! You may have a few January deadlines left to complete, but the light at the end of the tunnel is clear. You should be proud of yourselves for your hard work and dedication throughout the entire college...

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Financial Aid Explained

Financial Aid Explained

At Strategies For College, we strongly encourage parents to start planning their financial strategy for their student’s higher education before their senior year of high school. This process involves quite a bit of research and should include a careful, honest...

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Seniors…It’s GO Time!

Seniors…It’s GO Time!

It’s September, the beginning of a new school year, which also means the college application season has arrived. At SFC, we think of this as the time when we switch from the strategic planning phase to the tactical phase of our engagement. For seniors, this is where...

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Introducing the Digital SATs

Introducing the Digital SATs

One of the ongoing changes since the pandemic is the continued integration of virtual and digital elements into academic life. I spoke to Morris Kohanfars, who works at the test preparation company ArborBridge, to learn more about the upcoming shift to a digital...

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The Benefits of Reading for Fun

The Benefits of Reading for Fun

According to surveys conducted by The National Assessment of Educational Progress in 2022, the rates at which teenagers read for fun have declined even further nationwide since 2019. That year, the NAEP determined that the number of 8th-graders who read...

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Social Media & Parents in the College Process

Social Media & Parents in the College Process

In our previous newsletter, we discussed the impact social media may have on teenagers during the college process. Here is the second in the two-part series, in which we look at how parents may be influenced by social media during the same period of time. Nowadays,...

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Social Media & the College Process

Social Media & the College Process

The following is the first of a two-part series about the impact of social media on the college search process; in this newsletter, we look at the students’ relationship with social media. Keep an eye on your inbox for the second part of the series in our next...

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Seniors: Happy Decision Day!

Seniors: Happy Decision Day!

Springtime is the season for new growth, full of anticipation for the coming summer months. For high school seniors, this typical excitement is not only due to the longer days and warmer weather, but because they are finally going to decide their future. On or before...

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Appealing A Financial Aid Offer

Appealing A Financial Aid Offer

Some colleges send out their financial aid offers along with their acceptance letters, though others may send them a couple weeks later as a follow-up to the initial acceptance. Financial aid is determined by a school based on the information in the FAFSA and/or CSS...

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“Todd is a psychologist and former finance professional who has faculty teaching experience at the college level. He is more experienced and insightful regarding the college selection process than any other person I know in the private sector of college counseling. He has counseled more than a few thousand students and families in applying to and enrolling at the best college option. He reduces the stress of this process through his vast knowledge and his counseling talents. He also has a great sense of humor. He is a dynamic fellow who knows what he is talking about and cares about his the students and parents. His expertise in psychology is apparent in his strategic approach to the process of selecting and paying for college.”

Don Bishop
VP Enrollment, University of Notre Dame

“Todd Fothergill has been a faculty member at Boston Tax Institute, Ltd. since June 1998. He developed a first-of-a-kind, 8 hour CPE course – “Strategies For College” – which has been attended by several hundred Certified Public Accountants over the past two plus decades. He has also provided this course for a number of state CPA societies in New England. Todd’s course typically receives excellent reviews and is a mainstay in our spring curriculum. He is an excellent instructor.”

Lucien Gauthier
President, Boston Tax Institute, Ltd.

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Federal Student Aid

Description: The U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid

Web Address: www.studentaid.gov

 

Big Future – College Board

Description: Search resource for college information

Web Address: www.BigFuture.org

 

Tuition Fit

Description: Compare actual costs of colleges with recent student reported data

Web Address: www.TuitionFit.org