“Lucy texted me in the middle of the night (mostly she remembers the time difference but maybe forgets a little bit when she is excited) that our financial aid appeal was a great success!
“As a quick reminder – Stanford offered her 20K and with your help our appeal requested an additional $10,719. (I think you actually suggested we stay close to but just under 10.) Anyway, they have offered us an additional $9250 and we are thrilled! Almost a 50% increase from original offer (and your instincts were clearly right on with the “just under 10” estimate.)
“We are so grateful for your time, experience, guidance, and concrete examples for how to navigate this financial aid appeal process. There is no way we would have known where to start or how to proceed without it. And this will make a huge difference in our ability to plan and cover these next 4 very expensive years. So thank you again and hope your other students/families are getting some good news in this stressful time. Hope to bump in to you out in the neighborhood sometime!”
“Gary has helped both my children find the college path that has been right for them.
“One of them went to a two year community college to study advanced machine technology and now at the age of 23 owns his own home and has a great job working for a defense contractor. He has incurred no student loans.
“The other has been accepted into her first choice of school, a four year program at Northeastern University in Boston to study chemical engineering.
“Gary both suggested suitable programs for my children to consider and then steered us through the financial aid and appeals process.
“I consider his services an investment in the future of our family.
“At a time when the cost of a four year college can be the equivalent of a real estate investment, having a knowledgeable and experienced guide can be invaluable.
“Gary is that guide.”