IECA Independent Educational Consultants Association

IECA Summer Training Institute for Independent Educational Consulting

The IECA summer training institute held their east coast training  for newer educational consultants at Swarthmore College from July 29th through August 2nd, 2014  The Independent Educational Consultants Association or IECA is a professional organization for independent educational consultants who work with students in private practice.  The IECA professional helps families with college decisions as…

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Expected Family Contribution

Your family’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is the starting point for creating your college funding strategy.  As parent’s search for ways to lower their educational costs, understanding the details of the expected family contribution calculation is very important.    The biggest misconception is that the EFC is only one number.   In reality, the calculation of your…

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Fred Amrein Attends PACAC Enrollment Management Conference

During the weekend of June 21 & 22, Fred Amrein attended the PACAC Enrollment Management Conference.  College Enrollment Management is the function that brings the college admission process and financial aid together.  This function has been evolving over the past few decades and is now the way most college operates.  Having a better understanding of…

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Parent PLUS Loan Alternatives

This week Fred Amrein was quoted in a Money article title “Avoid the Parent Trap: Why a Plus Loan Isn’t the Best Way to Pay for College” written by Kerri Renzulli.   It is a discussion on alternatives to Parent PLUS Loans for college. The article can be found on the Time Magazine  Money website:…

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