Bay College Planning Specialists

Get in College|Stay in College|Without Going Broke

College Admission Essay Tips

By Francis Murphy

the-college-prosThis article contains some easy college admission essay tips for you to follow. The first tip is to explain why you are suitable for education in that particular institution. This is because different colleges have different areas of concentrations or different programs that are offered. For instance, a college may have a program in Business but not necessarily one in the field of Communication. Therefore, the student should take this into consideration when writing the college admission essay.

Then, two other college admission essay tips are; the student must be able to explain the fact that he or she is ready for college in the first place and explain why he or she is wants to go to college. The reasons that students give may vary. For example, they may say that they have successfully finished secondary school and wish to pursue higher education to better their chances of getting a job.

Another tip is to make sure that the college admission essay contains information on what program you wish to enroll in, why you have chosen that program, details about the your background, previous education and work experience as well as achievements
in any particular area of life. Other than that, some other college essay admission tips are that the essay should also include interests and hobbies as this will show the admissions committee that the student is active in extra-curricular activities and the student is brilliant in all aspects of life, other than studies.

Finally, it is a blue print of success for the student. Therefore another tip is to show that you are diligent, intelligent, mature, focused and disciplined. The college admission essay goes beyond simply knowing that you are bright. It can encapsulate your character, personality and demeanor in just a few words. It can also be a way of knowing how you will do in college.

About the author:
At the end of this article, I’d like to share cool websites with more tips on topics like
cheat and tips for ps2
and best cheat codes for ps2. Visit for more information.

Bookmark and Share

Filed under: Admissions, Applications, Bay Area, California Colleges, College Planning, Essays, Students, Universities, , , , , ,

College Planning Specialists TV Interview with Dan Evertsz

Dan Evertsz owner of has the answers to the difficult questions parents and students face when considering the choices and expenses of a college education: “How do we find the money for college?” The following is an introduction to Dan and his Bay Area College Specialists consulting business in the form of a television interview on the Northern California Comcast show “Reference Point” with host Dave Korcharhook.

If you are having trouble qualifying for student aid, finding funding for an education, or if you are in need of consultation about these expenses please consider Dan Evertsz your go-to source for action:

Bookmark and Share

Filed under: Admissions, AP Courses, Applications, Bay Area, California Colleges, Campus Lifestyle, Career Search, Classes, College Financing, College Planning, College Workshops, Consultants, Graduate School, Graduation, Hiring, Internships, Junior College, Major, Out of State Tuition, Parental Guidance, Public Service, Recruitment, Scholarship, Students, Tuition, Universities, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Preventing College Debt From Accumulating

By Devora Witts

the-college-prosOne of the biggest problems of college students and newly graduates is student debt. Since the aid that the government provides to help those in need go through college studies is not enough to cope with all the expenses, students resort to all kind of financial sources in order to raise the money that they need. Student debt accumulates rapidly and eventually, when the main part of the debt becomes due, the repayment installments are too onerous and sometimes absolutely unaffordable. That is why we suggest some measures to reduce if not avoid these results.

It is not possible in most cases not to resort to private institutions when you need financing for coping with college expenses. The government does not provide all the money needed and there are always additional expenses not contemplated in the federal student loan programs. However, it is possible to borrow smartly and to keep to a minimum the amount of money you need to borrow for getting by extra college expenses.

Loans Instead Of Credit Cards

A way to avoid additional debt during college periods is to avoid using credit cards for coping with additional expenses. It is sometimes better to budget what you will need and request a personal loan. That way a higher control over your expenses will assure that debt will not accumulate and you will get used to putting aside the money needed to pay for the loan’s installments every month.

Credit cards and the famous minimum payments can ruin people’s finances due to the lack of discipline. This is a considerable problem especially for college students which are not used to being careful with their spending habits. Minimum payments contribute to debt generation and accumulation due to interests. Personal loans on the other hand, have fixed payments (or with little variations) and fixed amounts. Thus, budgeting with these financial tools is significantly easier than with credit cards.

Shopping For Lenders, Taking Advantage Of Offers

From time to time there are wonderful offers from lending institutions that want to obtain customer fidelity offering 0% APR products or subsidized rates. It is a good idea to subscribe to as many newsletters as possible from different financial institutions so you can receive in your mail or email the current promotions. Remember though to examine the offers closely for any hidden fees or costs that some lenders like to conceal on the fine print.

Shopping for lenders is essential. You have to request quotes from as many lenders as possible before deciding for a specific one. Remember that financial products are just that, products. Thus, you can bargain with lenders as you can do so with a trader, merchant or retailer. It is a good idea to show them what other lenders are offering you and ask them if they can improve their offer. Rest assured that they will happily reduce the rate or exempt you from fees or costs in order to keep you as a client. Do not hesitate to negotiate with lenders; after all, you have nothing to lose.

About the author:
Devora Witts is a certified loan consultant who instructs people regarding Consolidation Bill and Bad Credit Fast Loans. To get aid with your financial
situation you can visit her at

Bookmark and Share

Filed under: California Colleges, Campus Lifestyle, College Debt, College Planning, Refinance, Students, , , , , , , , , , , ,


  • 16,669 Friends

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog...

Join 11 other followers

Join Upromise and earn up to 8% of your bill in college savings rewards when you dine out at any of over 8,000 participating restaurants.