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How do we get into Yale? Former Yale admissions officer, Eva Ostrum, shares her thoughts

By Bill Rabbitt | Sep 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

        In our weekly client-only webinar we like to start things off with some easier questions. This week we were lucky enough to chat with former Yale admissions counselor, Eva Ostrum, and lobbed her a softball question to start….”How do we get into Yale”. Below is her response. To tap into more […]

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Former BU admissions counselor Brian Ford on need-aware schools

By Bill Rabbitt | Sep 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Below is a quick tidbit from our client only webinar series. Last week’s webinar was with former Boston University Admissions Counselor, Brian Ford, who is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the admissions process. During the Q&A portion he sheds some light on a great question from an attendee about schools who are […]

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Class of 2019 – September Focus

By Bill Rabbitt | Sep 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

What we think families should be focusing on in September. Click on the video below. Clients will receive the full version of these videos each month. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!  

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Student/School Spotlight- Amanda from Ithaca College

By Bill Rabbitt | Aug 24, 2018 | 0 Comments
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How I was accepted at Vanderbilt, Carnegie Mellon, NYU, BU, Michigan and more!

By Bill Rabbitt | Aug 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

  How I was accepted at Vanderbilt, Carnegie Mellon, NYU, BU, Michigan and more! Take a few minutes to learn what advice Lucy Altus has for college applicants and and how she was able to have so much success in the financial aid and admissions process. College Funding Services is a college financial aid, admissions, […]

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You won’t believe how American University treated this family who made a mistake on the FAFSA

By Bill Rabbitt | Aug 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

            (Click Video Below) Thank you to Magda for sharing her story with the CFS community. Not all schools will conduct themselves as American University did in this situation. Having said that, we always want to shine a light on the fact that, although they are in the world of […]

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Early Action vs. Early Decision?

By Bill Rabbitt | Aug 8, 2018 | 0 Comments
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The biggest piece of advice from parent’s who have just gone through the college process.

By Bill Rabbitt | Aug 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

We survey parent’s at the end of every year. In this 1 minute clip, Matt shares the biggest piece of advice from parent’s who have just gone through the college process.  

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We don’t qualify for NEED-based aid…what can we do?

By Bill Rabbitt | Aug 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you are a family who will not be eligible to receive need-based financial aid, it is even more important to be strategic with college selection. Be sure some of your colleges also offer merit aid, as that is where you will see your discounts.

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Home Equity to Pay For College?

By Bill Rabbitt | Jul 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

If your considering using the equity in your home to pay for college, this 2-minute video provides some insight on best practices and considerations.

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