2016-17 Cal Grant Income and Asset Ceilings

2016-17 Cal Grant Income and Asset Ceilings Here are the 2016-17 Cal Grant income and asset ceilings. The Cal Grant is income, asset and GPA based. Check the respective family size. The income includes taxable (adjusted gross income) and non-taxable income (i.e. pre-tax contributions towards retirement accounts). Common Mistake: parents assume it’s just their taxable […]

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Common Myths and Misconceptions about Paying for College

Hi Everyone, Working in the college planning business for the last 11 years, I've noticed there are some Common Myths and Misconceptions about Paying for College. Check out our video for more info! Best Regards, Michelle Mai Here are the top Common Myths and Misconceptions about Paying for College: 1. I (the parent) qualified for [...]

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February – Local Lectures, Seminars and Other Events!

February 2016 Lectures, Seminars, and Other Events Follow the links to register for these free events! UCSD: 1) Origins of Genus Homo Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny Date: Friday, February 05, 2016 https://calendar.ucsd.edu/DisplayEventDetail.asp?iEventID=189104&iSubCatID=&iRoomID=   2) William S. Lerach speaks on “The Holocaust Litigations: Is Holding Corporate Evil Accountable an Impossible Dream?” Department […]

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Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for some volunteer opportunities?! Here are a few that are ongoing or coming up in the near future 1) RanchoBernardo Community Council – Student Representative (must be a resident of RB) – click here for app 2) SDDepartment of Parks and Recreation: http://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/parks/volunteer.html 3) FeedingAmerica – San Diego: http://feedingamericasd.org/get-involved/volunteer/individuals-families/

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Our quest to educate families.

Dear Families! We have been working diligently this last month on submitting over 500 financial aid forms for our current and renewal clients. We have spoken to a good number of them and of few of our clients who have been with us through their students’ high school and college years and they suggested that […]

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Do the classes I take in high school matter? How many AP classes should I take?

Do the classes I take in high school matter? How many AP classes should I take? Answer: Here’s my typical former-Admissions-Counselor answer: It depends! When selecting high school courses, always start by making sure you are choosing those that are considered “approved” A-G courses. You want to be sure that you are meeting the minimum […]

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