Your College Concierge

This is the podcast where we deconstruct how to find, get into and afford college in the US today. From writing college application essays to getting the most financial aid to the evolution of higher education…we cover it here. Find more college resources and show notes at our website,

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Financial Aid Planning and Controversy

Updated about 11 days ago.

In the US over the past few months, there have been several incidences of fraudulent behaviors involving parents of college-bound high schoolers. Recently in the state of Illinois, it was discovered that some upper-middle-class and high-income families had been using strategies to get their children to receive federal financial aid when they otherwise would not have qualified. In our episode today, Carla and Peter review what happened and tips on receiving financial aid, even if you think your family won't qualify due to your income level.