Financial Aid 101

The Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) is a not-for-profit, professional association representing experienced independent educational consultants. The IECA created this step-by-step guide on how to pay for college.

Please note that Jill is not a financial aid expert. These resources are provided for informational purposes only. If you have specific financial aid questions, please consult with a financial aid expert.

With more than 25 years of experience working with hundreds of high school students, Jill possesses a wealth of knowledge about the college admissions process, and believes the process should be exciting. Jill helps by working closely with each student on college selection, creating a vibrant and authentic resume, planning meaningful and appropriate summer activities, creating personalized testing strategies, brainstorming essay ideas and techniques, building interview skills, reviewing scholarship opportunities, and more. Most importantly, Jill eases the stress and helps students feel confident about the college planning and selection process.


Schedule a time to ask Jill your questions or hire her to speak to a group in your community. Working with Jill will provide you a greater understanding of the college application process and, more importantly, a feeling of confidence rather than confusion.

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