Portland, ME (PRWEB) November 16, 2005
College advisors Anne St.Pierre and Danielle Printz published “The Simple Guide to College Admission & Financial Aid” with one goal in mind: to give high school students and their parents an easy to use resource to steer them through the complicated college admission and financial aid process.
“I’ve been surprised to find again and again that the biggest stumbling block for students going to college is not necessarily the rising cost of tuition, but a fear of how to navigate the complicated college admission and financial aid processes,” said St.Pierre, who has been advising students since 1993. “Many students are tempted to quit before they even get started.”
St. Pierre and Printz know first hand how intimidating the process can be; both were the first in their family to go to college.
“That experience is what inspired me to become a college advisor,” continued St. Pierre. “And this
book is the culmination of over a decade of experience helping high school students achieve their higher education goals.”
According to a special study released earlier this year by the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, millions of students and adult learners who aspire to college are overwhelmed by the complexity of the student financial aid process.
What sets this book apart is that it provides much more information than other resource guides – especially when it comes to financial aid information. "Resources from college selection to completing financial aid forms, to what to expect as a college student make this guide a must in everyone's backpack, noted Marcia Weston, Director of College Goal Sunday Operations with the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, in Washington, DC. "It’s an excellent resource.”
“The Simple Guide to College Admission & Financial Aid” contains a lot of information most families are unaware of, such as: how to save money on costly college application fees, successfully complete financial aid forms including the FAFSA, maximize college financial aid awards, and find the right scholarships.
To purchase a copy of “The Simple Guide to College Admission & Financial Aid” ($24.95) visit:
Anne M. St.Pierre, MS, LCPC, NCC is a nationally certified counselor who has worked with college-bound high school students since 1993. St.Pierre is the Director of Project Services for the Maine Educational Talent Search Program at the University of Maine.
Danielle Printz, M Ed is a certified school counselor who has worked with college-bound high school students for the past five years. She is an educational counselor for the Maine Educational Talent Search Program at the University of Maine.
What's in the book?
The Application Process
Writing the College Essay
The Admissions Interview
The SAT and ACT
Paying for College
The Financial Aid Process
Completing the FAFSA
How to Interpret Financial Aid Awards