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The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price by Lynn O’Shaughnessy

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Finding a College Counselor

College experts aren’t clones; they offer different talents. Who you consult will depend on what you want. Some independent counselors, for instance, specialize in admission strategies. They are familiar with the requirements of many campuses, and they keep track of what these institutions are looking for and what scholarships and financial aid are available. These counselors have spent a great deal of time visiting campuses. You don’t want somebody, by the way, who gets her information about individual schools strictly from the same books that you can buy.

Other experts may specialize in filling out the financial aid forms or working on financial aid appeal letters. They may offer families advice on how they can ...

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