How to find money for college is a course designed to take the mystery and guess work out of the scholarship and financial aid process. There are many ways to find financial resources for college. In this course, we will address each one in detail to help you attend college and find scholarship dollars!
Here are the topics we discuss:
- How to organize the process
- Types of Financial Aid
- Where to find the money
- Making yourself competitive
- Mistakes you don't want to make
- Resources for high school seniors and college freshmen
- Resources for current college students
- Resources for graduate students, medical and law students
- Financial Question
- How to start a budget
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Sherri is a college counseling expert and the founder of Imagine College Coaching. In the competitive world of college admissions Sherri stands out as a leader who helps students earn admissions into the college of their dreams. She invests in her students, ensuring each student is considered on an individual basis. Sherri’s background is in Communications and Education. This, coupled with her love for teens helped her become an expert in the college admissions process as well as a master of the art of scholarships and financial aid. Sherri has developed a proven admissions process into small manageable steps in order to give the process the right amount of attention and effort. She brings a contagious enthusiasm to the students she works with and instills excellent communication and personal development skills to help students thrive and find financial resources once they arrive at the college of their dreams.
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“I had a wonderful experience with Ms. Sherri and Betsy! They helped me to get a jumpstart on the college application process. I was able to strengthen my application and gain numerous opportunities with their help!”
"Working with Ms. Graf has been such an amazing experience, I would be so lost without her. She opened my eyes to so many schools and opportunities. Not only is she a college coach to me, but she’s a mentor and a friend." - Kenzie - current HS Senior
“Ms. Graf is very helpful throughout the whole college process and was always very enthusiastic about her job.”
I have absolutely loved working with you! Every meeting was incredibly helpful and we always completed every goal we set. You encouraged me to be strong, motivated, and excited for what’s to come! You have been so much more than a counselor to me, Sherri. You have been an amazing friend and I won’t ever forget our time together.
My time working with Mrs. Graf and Mrs. Morris has been very beneficial for my advancement as I’m about to go off to college. I am especially grateful for their tireless work in helping make sure that all of my college plans and work were thoroughly organized. I am forever appreciative for their hard work in helping me through this stressful period of time.
My coach at Imagine College Coaching's encouragement to write an essay and organizational techniques for knowing when to apply for scholarships helped me to be successful in obtaining money to attend my University of choice!
Sherri has spent lots of time learning about scholarships and the whole process of obtaining financial aid for college and is quite knowledgeable about scholarships as well as ACT and SAT testing. She is very punctual and is mindful of deadlines for having college related tasks completed. Sherri is very pleasant and easy to work with and has a great rapport with high school and college age students. I appreciate the fact that she is interested in not only finding the right college for her clients, but also in helping the students explore their career options.
"Well, Ms. Sherri you are the only reason I got any of my college applications in on time. You guided me through the process, you motivated me, then you let me loose. You truly helped me in that respect, but that isn't even your biggest contribution to myself. You have been there for me emotionally and I have opened up to you and you were always there by my side for anything that I needed. If there is any one person I would recommend to any of my friends, family members, or anyone looking for someone who can help it is you. I think of myself as very lucky to of been able to work with you and anyone else who has worked with you." Jonothan D.- Student at SMU
"Hiring Imagine College Coaching is one of the best resources our family has ever invested in."
"Mrs. Graf is the sweetest and smartest lady out there! She knows everything there is to know about college and without her creative and clever ideas and strategies I'd be lost in the college process. She is always so thoughtful and kind, and takes a genuine interest in each and every one of her students, including me. I love that Mrs. Graf is always able to answer any questions I have. She's truly the best!!"
"Worth every penny!"
"I can't recommend Imagine College Coaching highly enough. They allowed us as parents to step back in the process while they worked directly with our student, helping build much needed skills and confidence. The results were astounding."
My favorite thing about My Personal College Coach was....how approachable, caring, and non judgmental she is to the core. I could see right away that she wants everyone to know that they belong-whether to a family, or to a community, or to a special craft or career--she saw what I had to contribute and how that came directly out of who i am.
WHEN I FIRST BEGAN THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS, I HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WAS ACTUALLY GETTING MYSELF INTO. THE PROCESS QUICKLY BECAME DIFFICULT AND FRUSTRATING; THAT IS, UNTIL MS. SHERRI STEPPED IN. FROM THE FIRST TIME WE SAT DOWN TO WORK ON ESSAYS, MS. SHERRI HAS BEEN A CONSTANT ENCOURAGEMENT. SHE PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL ADVICE, AND, AT THE SAME TIME, MAKES THE SESSIONS FUN AND PERSONAL. MS. SHERRI TAKES THE TIME TO GET TO KNOW HER STUDENTS, WHICH IS A TREMENDOUS BLESSING BECAUSE SHE REALLY IS THERE FOR YOU. SHE IS A JOY TO BE AROUND; HER FUN, ENCOURAGING SPIRIT MAKES THIS PROCESS MUCH MORE ENJOYABLE AND REASSURING. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND WORKING WITH SHERRI AND TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE INCREDIBLE SERVICES SHE OFFERS!
Mrs. Graf was a guiding light in the confusing process of applying and preparing for college. Not only did she help me get into my dream college and major, but opened my eyes to countless scholarships that catered to my unique situation. She is a wonderful college coach and more importantly, a wonderful person. I had a most pleasant experience with Mrs.Graf as my college coach.