Cyndy’s Blog

Determine Academic Eligibility & Level of Athletic Competition

I always start my college recruiting list-making process by evaluating a student-athlete’s academic eligibility and possible levels of athletic competition. I take a broad approach when creating this initial recruiting list to ensure that my student-athletes...
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Assess the Student-Athlete’s Priorities

It’s spring!  Students are busy playing their sport and dreaming of going on to play at college.  What goes into helping a student athlete accomplish their dream? Our guest blogger, Katie Andersen of College Fit specializes in working with student...
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Simple Ways to Help Families Reduce College Costs

Lynn, a journalist on money matters, shares effective ways to help families make the cost of college more manageable. Learn how to identify the major sources of college money and how to determine how to be eligible for this assistance. Learn how a family...
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Helping Families Conquer College Costs

When first setting out on their college search, many families don’t consider, nor do they know how to determine, how much they can actually afford to pay for college—resulting in excessive debt. Join Frank Palmasani, creator of the Financial Fit program...
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Who Wants to be a Millionaire- A Financial Aid Game

Understanding and navigating the financial aid process can be daunting! Using a game format from “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”, Cyndy McDonald, a leading expert on college affordability, will give parents, students and counselors an understanding...
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College Affordability: 2 Case Studies to Inspire You

Wondering how to determine a family’s financial profile? Where a family may find their best sources of aid? How to build a smart college list to include college afforability? Interested in seeing the outcomes of real students? Join two experienced...
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