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College and Scholarship Help

College and Scholarship Help

By Khalilah Hall, The Planner LLC
Sharing valuable insight to help families clearly understand how to navigate the tedious, college application and scholarship process.

The podcast episodes will cover material in the Pre-College To Do List book which is a step by step guide on college admissions, applications, scholarship strategies, how to develop a compelling essay, competitive academic/ scholarship resume and MORE!

Also, the College and Scholarship Help Parent Planning Workbook and College Application ToolKit are also available on my website —
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Help for Middle Class/ Income Families
Middle income families MAY not qualify for Federal #FinancialAid such as #Pellgrants or #Workstudy. So, many question “HOW exactly are we supposed to #payforcollege?” Resources:
March 23, 2021
ACT & SAT Waivers
Insight on availability of ACT & SAT waivers, and who should connect with to verify if you’re eligible to receive a waiver!
February 23, 2021
FAFSA - WHAT is it and WHY is it important?
Federal Financial Aid can only be awarded to students who complete the FAFSA. Your eligibility for Federal Financial Aid is based on your FAFSA as well. Do you know about the FSA ID? No. Well don’t worry, take a listen to this episode!
October 14, 2020
Pre-Graduation Requirements
The finish line is just ahead! Many high school seniors will be graduating in a few short weeks; however, some tasks are often overlooked. I share three important tips on what seniors should do NOW before graduation!
May 13, 2018
College Decision Day is coming
College Decision Day is approaching! 75% of parents value campus safety as a top factor. 67% want to ensure that the college is a good fit overall. There are many things to consider when deciding on a college. In this podcast episode we discuss these factors including housing, campus culture, transportation, tuition and more!
April 14, 2018
College Acceptance Decisions
This is peak season for when students receive college acceptance letters. Many students (and parents) are stressed when waiting to hear from a college or university. In this episode I share tips on who to contact, how to deal with the uncertainty and tasks the students can do now in the interim!
March 26, 2018
Maximize Community Service!
You\u2019ll learn how community service is viewed by colleges and scholarship committees. Also, why quality is better than quantity and how you should maximize on your experiences!
March 13, 2018
College Tours!
Are you interested in taking a college tour, but are unsure of how to schedule one or who you should see while you\u2019re there? During this episode I give you tips on how to maximize your college tour experience!
March 3, 2018
The Cost of College Ep.7
Did you know that the cost of attending a public university could be less than attending a private university? What about the cost of attending an out of state college? In this episode, I discuss the differences and questions you should ask the financial aid office, that could lower your cost!
February 17, 2018
College Admissions Ep. 6
Do you know the difference between regular admission, rolling admissions or early decision? If not, don\u2019t worry! I explain the differences and also share why YOU should reach out to an admissions advisor! You\u2019ll also hear information on the common app.
February 2, 2018
Ep.5 College/Scholarship Essay
Tips for high school students on how to develop a compelling essay to use for their college and scholarship applications and what they should include!
January 24, 2018
Episode 4 “Important tasks”
Insight and tips on tasks that any high school student (grades 9-12) should be doing NOW.
January 14, 2018
Ep. 3 “No Perfect Students”
How high school students can identify colleges or universities to apply to including their safety, reach and target schools.
January 7, 2018
How to Select a College -Ep. 2
How to identify colleges and universities including your safety, reach and target schools.
December 31, 2017
Welcome Ep. 1
Welcome Ep.1
December 30, 2017