Financial Aid Made Easy
What you'll learn
- Types of financial aid
- EFC and Award Letters
- Getting the best aid
- IRS Verification
- Appeals and professional judgements
- How to know if money is missing
- Bonus: Financial Aid facts and myths
- Bonus: Having the Money Talk for Parents and Students
- So much more!
The truth is, financial aid IS complicated. It’s complicated because most people don’t really understand it and the formula for how it’s calculated has never been made public. I get it! When I was applying to college, I had the same frustrations and concerns you’re having right now. Unfortunately, no one spends the necessary time with students and parents to help them understand the process or what to do next. Get the scoop on the good, the bad, and the ugly for financial aid so that you can be prepared when it's time to apply.
Financial Aid Made Easy covers more than the basics you’ll learn at a parent night at your local high school. I dive into advanced financial aid so you understand what is going on from all angles, WHY they are asking you certain questions, and how to know if money is missing (which happens ALL THE TIME).
This course comes with videos, PDFs, and other resources to help you complete your financial paperwork more easily, and know what to do next when something goes awry (and it will.) But, don’t worry. I’m here with you every step of the way!
Here’s what past students had to say:
“I’ve been a college counselor for almost 10 years and I learned new stuff in the course! I loved learning more about what’s happening in the back end and how it impacts my students.” David M.
“I recently went through a divorce and was worried about how my daughter’s financial aid would be impacted since our income changed so much. It was so nice learning in this course how I can help my daughter and not go into so much debt.” Kayla M.
Who this course is for:
- High school students, parents of high school students, education professionals
Hi, I’m Elisia, Founder and CEO of College Insights.
As a leading expert in the realm of academic advising, college admissions, financial aid, and scholarships, my mission is to educate and aid students through the college admissions process beginning as early as middle school and extending through graduate school. Working in education for 17 years has afforded me opportunities to work with thousands of students from around the world. I’m currently the only Certified Financial Aid Advisor in the state of Washington, have my Masters in Education, and I am a Certified College Counselor. I have done it all- from curriculum development to admissions, including five years as a university professor and leading corporate education at a large global company. After working in admissions for almost 10 years, I know the process inside and out.
As a teacher, I naturally love working with students and seeing the look on their faces when something finally clicks. With college admissions, I find it to be even more rewarding because I know how much I'm impacting the rest of their lives. I love knowing that these students are not going to have to choose between paying off student loans, getting married, or buying a house. I love seeing a student succeed and enjoy their college experience because they chose a college that is right for them. I love being able to provide students and parents with options they never thought they had, and making a difference in every way possible.