Scholarship Consulting Services
News outlets over the past few months have been concentrating on articles showcasing the rising cost of college tuition. Over the last 20 years, tuition has risen 439%, much more than healthcare or energy costs.
This problem is more critical for some than others. Many of our districts are in depressed and economically disadvantaged areas, having seen jobs disappear. In some elementary schools, 50% of the students are on the free or reduced lunch program. This, of course, transcends into the high school with students and families struggling to meet daily needs. Going to college becomes and unfulfilled dream for most families.
Through the Scholarship Consulting Services program, Intermediate Unit 1 can provide opportunities and options so that students and parents can make an informed choice when selecting a college that meets all the needs of the student, including the academic program that is best for the student, the financial aid offered, and campus compatibility.
Our program will help parents complete and submit financial aid forms, and give parents resources and advice to better understand and navigate the college admissions process. We will answer questions, adress concerns, and provide information that will enable parents to feel more confident about the somewhat confusing and frustrating college admissions and financial aid process.
Benefits are served for all students, not only those at the top of the class, and it helps put money back into the hands of the parent and taxpayer.
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Services are provided based on what package is selected:
- Selecting and being accepted by the right college
- Matching quality education with value
- Overview of the financial aid process
- Essay critique
- Parent Resource Packet
- Assisting and completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Advocacy with colleges, PHEAA, and other agencies
For more information, contact:
724-938-3241 ext. 209