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College planning tips , strategies and various & sundry, not necessarily politically-correct thoughts on the whole college application and scholarships kit and kaboodle. Brought to you by Pearl and Andy Lockwood, best-selling authors, financial aid and admissions consultants based in Long Island New York, a/k/a one of the spazziest places on earth for college stress, weird ultra-competitive behavior by parents and teens! For more info, visit www.LockwoodCollegePrep.com

The College Planning Edge Pearl and Andy Lockwood

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    • 3.9 • 8 Ratings

College planning tips , strategies and various & sundry, not necessarily politically-correct thoughts on the whole college application and scholarships kit and kaboodle. Brought to you by Pearl and Andy Lockwood, best-selling authors, financial aid and admissions consultants based in Long Island New York, a/k/a one of the spazziest places on earth for college stress, weird ultra-competitive behavior by parents and teens! For more info, visit www.LockwoodCollegePrep.com

    College Financial Federal Student Aid FAQ Live Session (2022)

    College Financial Federal Student Aid FAQ Live Session (2022)

    In this Episode:

    College Financial Federal Student Aid. The day before the FAFSA's release, college advisors Pearl and Andy Lockwood field an hour's worth of questions about the FAFSA, CSS Profile, financial aid, merit aid, and more in this live, unscripted video.

     

     ABOUT LOCKWOOD COLLEGE PLANNING

    ==================================

    Award-winning college consultants Andy and Pearl Lockwood are leading experts at getting students into their dream school, college or university, at discount tuition prices. That includes financial aid, college applications & admissions, scholarships, merit scholarships, merit aid, FAFSA, Ivy League, the business of college, and well, you get the idea. Andy coaches college-bound teens in choosing majors & careers, planning into a college list, then strategizing how to maximize chances of admission. He also helps families eligible for financial aid or scholarships, and negotiates with colleges for more money. He's the author of "How to Negotiate Your Crappy Financial Aid and Merit Aid Offer." Pearl handles the entire process of filing the FAFSA, CSS Profile, and other reaaaally long boring financial aid forms, and responds to incessant, annoying requests from college financial aid offices.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Child Savings Account Penalized on FAFSA?

    Child Savings Account Penalized on FAFSA?

    In this episode:

    How our child savings accounts penalized on the FAFSA for Covid Widows and Survivors? College advisor Andy Lockwood recently gave a seminar for widows and survivors of spouses who passed away from Covid. This video summarizes some of the questions he received on how to treat life insurance proceeds sent to the child, how FAFSA treats them and strategies to legally "shelter" those proceeds from the FAFSA and CSS Profile

     ABOUT LOCKWOOD COLLEGE PLANNING

    ==================================

    Award-winning college consultants Andy and Pearl Lockwood are leading experts at getting students into their dream school, college or university, at discount tuition prices. That includes financial aid, college applications & admissions, scholarships, merit scholarships, merit aid, FAFSA, Ivy League, the business of college, and well, you get the idea. Andy coaches college-bound teens in choosing majors & careers, planning into a college list, then strategizing how to maximize chances of admission. He also helps families eligible for financial aid or scholarships, and negotiates with colleges for more money. He's the author of "How to Negotiate Your Crappy Financial Aid and Merit Aid Offer." Pearl handles the entire process of filing the FAFSA, CSS Profile, and other reaaaally long boring financial aid forms, and responds to incessant, annoying requests from college financial aid offices.

    ✉️ Business inquiries: vip@lockwoodcollegeprep.com

    🖥️ Website: https://www.LockwoodCollegePrep.com 

    ☎️ Call: 1-516-882-5464

    • 6 min
    The Inconvenient, Surprising Truth About the 529

    The Inconvenient, Surprising Truth About the 529

    FREE Guide at 👉https://www.LockwoodCollegePrep.com/h... -main keywords here

    🕒 In This Video:

    College advisor Andy Lockwood answers the question, "Is the 529 college savings account good or bad for financial aid?"

    💻 USEFUL RESOURCES:

    ▸ https://www.LockwoodCollegePrep.com/▸ https://www.LockwoodCollegePrep.com/blog▸ https://www.youtube.com/c/AndyLockwood/

    📌 Want even more college admission tips? Subscribe to This Channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/AndyLockwoo...

    📖 Get the best-selling book on financial aid for college planning:https://amzn.to/3xSGc7V

    ABOUT LOCKWOOD COLLEGE PLANNING==================================Award-winning college consultants Andy and Pearl Lockwood are leading experts at getting students into their dream school, college or university, at discount tuition prices. That includes financial aid, college applications & admissions, scholarships, merit scholarships, merit aid, FAFSA, Ivy League, the business of college, and well, you get the idea.

    Andy coaches college-bound teens in choosing majors & careers, planning into a college list, then strategizing how to maximize chances of admission. He also helps families eligible for financial aid or scholarships, and negotiates with colleges for more money. He's the author of "How to Negotiate Your Crappy Financial Aid and Merit Aid Offer."

    Pearl handles the entire process of filing the FAFSA, CSS Profile, and other reaaaally long boring financial aid forms, and responds to incessant, annoying requests from college financial aid offices.

    ✉️ Business inquiries: vip@lockwoodcollegeprep.com🖥️ Website: https://www.LockwoodCollegePrep.com☎️ Call: 1-516-882-5464________

    👉🏻 Did you enjoy this video? Please share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below - we love hearing from you! Also, we appreciate it when you share these videos with your friends who are interested in college planning.

    • 7 min
    What to Do When the Financial Aid Office Gets it WRONG!

    What to Do When the Financial Aid Office Gets it WRONG!

    Originally an episode of College Coffee Talk (Mondays 9am EST, facebook.com/lockwoodcollegeprep), college consultants Pearl and Andy Lockwood discuss:

    -What's happening with financial aid for Class of 2022 seniors

    -When a financial aid office gets things wrong

    -How to appeal/negotiate a financial aid and merit award

    -Horrible screw up by a guidance counselor

    -Strong advice for rising seniors (Class of 2023)

    💻 USEFUL RESOURCES:

    ▸ https://www.LockwoodCollegePrep.com/▸ https://www.LockwoodCollegePrep.com/blog▸ https://www.youtube.com/c/AndyLockwood/

    📌 Want even more college admission tips? Subscribe to This Channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/AndyLockwoo...

    📖 Get the best-selling book on financial aid for college planning: https://amzn.to/3xSGc7V

    ABOUT LOCKWOOD COLLEGE PLANNING==================================Award-winning college consultants Andy and Pearl Lockwood are leading experts at getting students into their dream school, college or university, at discount tuition prices. That includes financial aid, college applications & admissions, scholarships, merit scholarships, merit aid, FAFSA, Ivy League, the business of college, and well, you get the idea.

    Andy coaches college-bound teens in choosing majors & careers, planning into a college list, then strategizing how to maximize chances of admission. He also helps families eligible for financial aid or scholarships, and negotiates with colleges for more money. He's the author of "How to Negotiate Your Crappy Financial Aid and Merit Aid Offer."

    Pearl handles the entire process of filing the FAFSA, CSS Profile, and other reaaaally long boring financial aid forms, and responds to incessant, annoying requests from college financial aid offices.

    ✉️ Business inquiries: vip@lockwoodcollegeprep.com🖥️ Website: https://www.LockwoodCollegePrep.com☎️ Call: 1-516-882-5464

    • 33 min
    How to Pay For College: FAFSA, CSS Profile

    How to Pay For College: FAFSA, CSS Profile

    Good eeeeeeve-a-ning......

    Are you starring in your own horror movie?

    If the thought of paying for college makes you feel like you're "starring in your own horror movie"..

    ...You know, where everyone in the theater knows what's going to happen - the actor is about to "get it"when she finds herself in a basement, attic or other abandoned site...

    ....and hesitantly, stupidly, walks toward some creepy noise (instead of getting the heck outta there!)....

    ...then pauses, deciding what to do, only to inexplicably open the dark, creaky door, then...

    Aaaaaaaaarrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhh!!!!!!!

    She comes face to face with the monster!

    Are YOU that actor?

    Financial aid "season" is here, and the monster is the criminally insane price of college!

    But you have one, last chance...we can rescue you from certain doom!

    This episode of the College Planning Edge was originally aired as a live (yet undead) webinar on October 13, 2021, titled, How to Avoid Getting Spooked by the High Cost of College. It's for parents who are freaking out about being able to afford college.

    There's so much at, ahem, STAKE, you don't want to miss it!

    On this presentation, you will unearth the dark magic secrets of how to:

    *Qualify for every last dollar of financial aid you're entitled to

    *Avoid ghastly, money-sucking mistakes BURIED in the financial aid forms that could slaughter your chances of receiving the award you deserve

    *Adhere to every DEADline the creepy folks in the financial aid office torture you with

    *Actually RELAX and take a deep breath (remember what that feels like?) during this incredibly high pressure - high stakes - moment in your and your family's precarious lives!

    Don't let the FAFSA, CSS Profile, financial aid office and monstrously overpriced, rip-off colleges do unspeakably horrible things to you - watch this webinar!.

    Please invite some other victims, um, "friends," who could use this information.

    See you on "The Other Side"

    Count Andrew FAFSALA Von Lockwuud

    Undead College Planner

    P.S. I know, this description was a smidge goofy. But Pearl and I are GRAVELY serious about helping families avoid staggering student loans (currently $1.6 Trillion with defaults constantly rising), a Zombie-like economy where 50% of college graduates don't have jobs TWO YEARS post-graduation. Not to mention all the parents who sacrifice their retirements and mortgage their financial future up to the eyeballs just to pay for college.

    Avoid these horrible fates - watch today before it's too late!

    And see FinancialAidWarrior.com for details about our financial aid consulting and FAFSA/CSS Profile preparation service

    P.P.S. Bwah ha hahahahahaha!!!!!

    💻 USEFUL RESOURCES:

    ▸ https://www.LockwoodCollegePrep.com/▸ https://www.LockwoodCollegePrep.com/blog▸ https://www.youtube.com/c/AndyLockwood/

    📌 Want even more college admission tips? Subscribe to This Channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/AndyLockwoo...

    📖 Get the best-selling book on financial aid for college planning:https://amzn.to/3xSGc7V

    ABOUT LOCKWOOD COLLEGE PLANNING

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Don’t Let Colleges Rob You Blind! Financial Aid Tips

    Don’t Let Colleges Rob You Blind! Financial Aid Tips

    FREE Guide at 👉https://www.LockwoodCollegePrep.com/h...

    - How financial aid works and how to get enough so that you can pay for college comfortably without cutting back on your lifestyle or casting a college debt anchor around your kid's - or your - neck for decades

    💻 USEFUL RESOURCES:

    ▸ https://www.LockwoodCollegePrep.com/

    ▸ https://www.LockwoodCollegePrep.com/blog

    ▸ https://www.youtube.com/c/AndyLockwood/

    📌 Want even more college admission tips?

    Subscribe to This Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/AndyLockwoo...

    📖 Get the best-selling book on financial aid for college planning: https://amzn.to/3xSGc7V

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

Ray Cistman ,

Unprofessional

I only listened to one episode on college admissions predictions. As the lady host was explaining the financial aid process, the two male hosts were giggling away on their own private joke on air. Not only is this unprofessional, it is also disrespectful to the lady host. Do these guys run a college consulting business? If so, please stay away from them. There are more professional al coaches out there.

Devlin89 ,

Not worth the time …

I have found this podcast to be not helpful at all. It feels more like a commercial for the hosts’ college prep services.one of the episodes I listened to was about essay writing … they offered absolutely nothing of substance.

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