College Admissions Experts Expand Past the Admissions Process and Tackle Financial Aid

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Civica Global Admissions Consulting, LLC, works to educate students and their families about the often daunting college financial aid process.

The CSS Profile is particularly essential to any student attending a private university. The profile is certainly not simple, but with the right approach, a private education can be attainable. - Ashley Baker, CEO

Civica Global, a college admissions advising firm based out of Washington D.C., will now provide an additional service to its college applicants: financial aid counseling.

Oftentimes admissions consulting solely focuses on accentuating student’s academic and personal achievements in order to gain entrance into top tier school. Civica Global expands this focus by ensuring that students are also able to benefit from the extensive methods of financing their education.

Financial aid can be offered to students in three ways: federal aid, college or university scholarships, outside scholarships, and loans. Free federal aid and federal low interest loans are determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Some schools also require the CSS Financial Aid Profile trough CollegeBoard for a more in depth analysis. Colleges and Universities often have various scholarships available to supplement funds disbursed by the federal government. These scholarships are either based on merit, which is an analysis of a student’s academic achievements, or need, which is usually done in combination with analyses provided by the FAFSA and CSS profiles. College/University Scholarships range from about $500 to full tuition. Outside scholarships are provided to students through local and national organizations via an application process and can be applied to pay for college educations. Personal and Educational loans are also available through a variety of bank and education lenders.

Civica's CEO, Ashley Baker, was on a great deal of financial aid for three of her four years at Duke University. Baker has stated, "the CSS Profile is particularly essential to any student attending a private university. The profile is certainly not simple, but with the right approach, a private education can be attainable."

Civica Global works to guide college bound students and their families through the rigorous process of financial aid by providing seasoned counselors and legal aid for filling out the FAFSA and CSS Profiles.

Additionally, Civica uses a student’s qualifications to help apply for specific college and university scholarships as well as provides access to a slew of outside scholarships and grants. Finally, Civica assists in finding the best personal or educational loan if the above does not cover a student’s tuition and fees.

A lack of financial assistance often eliminates a student’s dream school for them. Civica Global not only wants to assist students in gaining admission to their dream schools, but also ensures that financial burdens do act as a hindrance to actually attending the school.

Visit http://www.civicaglobal.com for more information.

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