Financial Aid Planning

Learn the ropes from our insiders to maximize your child’s potential for winning financial aid and scholarships
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Work with our experts to maximize your child’s potential for winning financial aid and scholarships.

Finding assistance to meet the staggering cost of education is complex and takes time you probably don’t have. We’ll help you research opportunities and advocate for financial support for your child. Our experts examine your family’s unique situation and your child’s interests and skills to plan the best strategy to receive the financial aid and scholarships needed.

Financial Aid Planning Services

  • Assessment of Academic Record, Goals & Objectives
    We start with an expert consultation to learn your child’s skills and interests, and then connect you to the best resources for finding scholarships that fit your child’s profile. To make things extra-easy, we’ll also set up a complete calendar of timeframes and deadlines for you.
  • For Fine and Performing Artists
    Aid for arts education depends on a stellar presentation. We’ll help your child refine a portfolio, resume and essay—and highlight unique abilities—to catch the attention of recruiters. Our experts are well-versed in the requirements from art foundations and schools and can advise your child on the best strategies.
  • For Prospective College Athletes
    Athletic gifts are hard to translate onto paper. We’ll help your child build a resume and supporting material that will clearly display his or her athletic ability. Our experts are well connected to collegiate coaches and knowledgeable about key athletic scholarships, admission standards for athletes, and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Financial Aid Consultation
    We offer insider consultation on finding and applying for both merit and need aid. Counselors will provide you with a variety of financial aid sources, one-on-one counseling, and planning tools that lead to smart financial decisions for your family. We also have inside advice about how to work effectively with school financial aid professionals.
  • Scholarship Essay & Application Optimization
    We’ll help your child refine his or her essays to come across as an ideal candidate who is well suited to each specific scholarship.

Aristotle Circle Has Experts On

Colleges

  • Art Academy of Cin.
  • Maryland Inst. of Art
  • Mass Art
  • Pratt Institute
  • RISD
  • University of the Arts
  • Notre Dame
  • U of Georgia
  • Clemson University
  • Ohio State
  • Michigan State
  • Purdue University
  • Brown University
  • Stanford University
  • Duke University
  • Harvard University
  • Cooper Union

 

Private Schools

  • Young Performers
  • Imani Cultural Acad.
  • Chabad Academy
  • Clevenger Prep & Theater
  • Baltimore Theater Cons.
  • Chicago Arts Acad.
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Fact

Making admissions decisions is more of an art than a science, according to the Harvard Dean of Admissions.