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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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Who is Writing Your Student’s College Essay?

Who is Writing Your Student’s College Essay?

Could you tell the difference between text generated by a robot and text written by a high school student? It may be more difficult than you think. ChatGPT was only launched in November 2022, but the artificial intelligence-powered chatbot’s explosion in popularity...

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Understanding Your College Responses

Understanding Your College Responses

Part of the college application process is acclimating to a new glossary of terms and acronyms, some of which are more intuitive than others. As we move into the final part of the application cycle and seniors receive notices from the schools to which they applied, it...

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Summer Programs Add Skills and Enhance a Student’s Profile

Summer Programs Add Skills and Enhance a Student’s Profile

Calling all juniors! What are your summer plans? It may seem like a long way off, but summer is the perfect time to explore a field or major through intensive short-term programs. Below is a list of some resources to explore. Many programs fill as early as January and...

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What Do You Want In A College?

What Do You Want In A College?

One of the very first steps of the college application process is determining what criteria will shape your student’s list of potential schools. At SFC, we focus on three pillars when constructing a college list: academic, personal, and financial fit. We recognize the...

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Is College Abroad Right For You?

Is College Abroad Right For You?

Considering college outside of the United States presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities for American students. If your student is planning to include international schools in their college list, read on for an overview from SFC Counselor Adele Horwitz...

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Campus Safety for LGBTQ Students

Campus Safety for LGBTQ Students

Now that your student will be on their own at college, it’s a comfort to know that they’re in an environment that has infrastructure in place to protect and support the school’s population. For students in the LGBTQ community, concerns about health and safety may be...

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De-stress Your College Essay

De-stress Your College Essay

Attention, rising seniors: summer is the perfect time to work on your college essay! Also known as your personal statement, this essay is an opportunity for college admissions readers to get to know you beyond your transcript and test scores. It may seem daunting to...

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Female Students with ADHD: How IECS Can Help

Female Students with ADHD: How IECS Can Help

by Eric Endlich, Ph.D.|Originally published Jul 31, 2021| ADHD, College special accommodations, High school students, LD, Parenting, Special needs accommodations in college for LD with Sharon Saline, Psy.D. Nia had been so excited to go to college. She’d been...

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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.”

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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

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Big Future – College Board

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

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