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Reecy Aresty has been a financial advisor since 1977. He has authored the critically acclaimed, "How To Pay For College Without Going Broke," an invaluable, parent/student admissions/financial aid manual. Arguably the most revealing book ever written on the subject, it is the only book of its kind also available in Spanish. In a career spanning more than three decades, Reecy has helped thousands of families send their kids to the school of their choice for less than they ever dreamed possible.
Reecy has been interviewed by financial experts on radio and television, and by many of the nation's most respected publications including Money Magazine, US News & World Report, Bloomberg News, Scripps Howard, The Washington Post, Terry Savage (personal finance columnist for the Chicago Sun Times) and Consumers Digest.
Recently, Reecy created The College Information Network including The High School Blog, The College Blog, Payless For College and The Way To College dot coms. A Google search for "Reecy Aresty" will result in thousands of links to sites all over the world that feature his articles, advice and methods.
Reecy presents free seminars coast to coast, and his innovative appeal/negotiating techniques have turned unappealing award letters into millions of dollars of additional financial aid. Reecy's book is a warehouse of information that makes it possible for virtually any family to beat the colleges and the federal government at their own game.
For further information contact Reecy Aresty at: 561.477.9639, or visit www.paylessforcollege.com, and never loose sight of the fact that, "The money to send a student to college IS available. Paying for college is the easy part. Getting admitted is the tough part. All the financial aid in the world is useless without an admission ticket."
College Families Bushwhacked By New Loan Legislation
Under the guise of aiding college families overwhelmed and victimized by the student loan crisis, The Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008, not only fails its intended purpose, but actually is quite damaging to the very same students it intended to benefit. All it has done is add fuel to an ongoing fire by ensuring that colleges and lenders would benefit at the expense of students and their families...
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Private Scholarships the billion dollar rip-off exposed
Towards the end of every school year, most non-profit organizations hold Awards Banquets honoring worthy students with various scholarships. Since the organization is primarily giving the money to be used for the student's education, they make the fatal error of making the check payable to the student AND the school. So sets the stage for the billion dollar scholarship rip-off!
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
The College Early Bird Menu
Most families confuse the options on the Early Bird Admissions Menu: Early Admission, Early Read, Early Decision, Early Action and Early Notification. Learning these and other admissions strategies will determine where your student will spend their college years, and how much it will cost.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
The all-important college application essay
The essay is the most crucial piece of writing the student will submit to any college. This is the college's first exposure to the student, and first impressions are lasting.
Friday, November 10, 2006
Paying for college
In today's highly competitive admissions process, families must never lose sight of the fact that nothing is more important to parent or student than an acceptance letter!
Wednesday, November 8, 2006
College Selection Tips
It is highly recommended that early in the college selection process, the entire family visit schools to determine suitability. The criteria to be considered before submitting an application should include...
Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Letters of Recommendation - A College Must!
An extremely well written, all-telling Letter of Recommendation (LOR) can absolutely make the difference of being accepted or rejected at any college. Submitting outstanding LOR's improves the chances of being accepted even for students with less than superior numbers.
Monday, October 30, 2006
529 Savings Plans, Trick or Treat?
College financial aid offices around the country must be in a state of euphoria now that Congress has made the 529 tax exemption permanent. Adding to their joy is the increasing number of states making contributions to 529 accounts state tax deductible. Sadly, this will only encourage more unsuspecting families to set up these plans which will take most of them down a path paved with financial hazards...
Monday, October 30, 2006
Creating The Acceptable College Applicant
Sending your kids to college has never been more difficult or more expensive, and outstanding grades no longer guarantee acceptance. With competition at an all-time high, students are facing the toughest admissions committees in history. Families are being strangled by soaring tuition costs and a financial aid system designed to eliminate all but the most knowledgeable and persistent applicants.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
How To Pay For College Without Going Broke
Today, families are faced with the absolute necessity of paying for a college education. As their students approach the high school years, it is understandable why so many parents feel the stress to financially prepare for tuition and related costs as they have not only gone through the roof already, but continue to increase as much as 15% ever year! With no relief in sight, how can a college or college-bound family survive?
Friday, June 30, 2006
College Families Overpaid The IRS Again
How the Tuition and Fees Deduction actually helps affluent families who need it less than middle and lower income families. Any family who qualified for the HOPE Scholarship or Lifetime Learning Credit and took the Tuition and Fees Deduction by mistake are guaranteed a refund from the IRS!