Member Since 08/12/11
College admissions have never been more competitive or more complicated than today, due in large part to the growing population of college students; by 2012, the number of college-aged students will grow by $5 million. To combat increased competition, students and parents need to be fully engaged in the application process, as well as fully informed on the many intricacies of the admissions process. An experienced TCPN counselor can answer any college admissions questions you have
- Financial Aid
Financial aid is overly complicated, with government lenders, private lenders, federal loans, and credit based loans, scholarships, grants, institution aid.the list goes on and on. If you are feeling overwhelmed with the complexities of today's financial aid industry, an expert can help you sort it out quickly and simply, providing you with the accurate and simplified information you need to make decisions that will work long-term for you and your family.
Everyone knows that scholarships are the best way to "pay" for college; the word alone is music to any parent's ears. But how can you find the most realistic scholarship opportunities, write compelling application essays, and manage the time required to sift through and complete lengthy scholarship applications? A TCPN scholarship expert can help you!
Joan Bress's Services
Joan Bress's Biography
Joan Bress, founder of College Resource Associates, draws on more than twenty years experience as an educator, licensed independent clinical social worker, and parent to guide students toward the best possible educational opportunities. Joan encourages students to take responsibility for organizing their college search and offers structure to help them stay on track. As students make decisions about colleges and complete applications, Joan helps them gain an appreciation for the personal qualities they bring to college and for what they want to achieve. Joan holds degrees from University of Pennsylvania, Simmons College School of Social Work, and Boston University. She has served on the faculties of Boston University, Becker College, Northeastern University and Notre Dame Academy of Worcester. A specialist in adolescent development and family therapy, Joan is a frequent contributor to national magazines. She regularly presents workshops and seminars for students, parents, and teachers on preparing for college and teaches online College Counseling courses for University of California Los Angeles. A Certified Educational Planner (CEP), Joan is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA).
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Expert Contact Info
- Work Phone 508-757-8920
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12 Southwood Road
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