You’ll be led through this program by Russ Vitale. Russ is a college admissions counselor, motivational public speaker, and best-selling author of College: Making the Complicated Easy. With over 15 years of experience, Russ has helped hundreds of students and their families successfully navigate the path to their top choice college(s). He’s also a parent who is now going through this very process with his own daughter.
During the 5 modules Russ will review the following topics and more:
- Financial Fit Factors:
- How much can you afford to pay for college?
- Calculate your EFC
- Check out Net Price Calculators
- Learn the language of financial aid
- Academic Fit Factors:
- Help your student research potential college majors
- How to use a school’s website to research a college
- Does a student’s major influence the admissions decision?
- How important are ratings and rankings?
- What academic environment does your student perfect best in?
- Data To Research and Use To Compare Colleges
- What to include in your college data spreadsheet?
- Where to find the data and what it means?
- How to find colleges most likely to offer merit scholarships?
- How can I find out if a school is affordable before applying?
- Non-Academic or Financial Fit Factors:
- How far away should your student go to college?
- Is Greek life important?
- How to research clubs, activities and sports?
- Questions to ask career services.