Scholarships, deadlines, FAFSAs, transcripts, eligibility requirements, lottery, GPAs, W2s, PIN #s, grants/loans, parents’ income, students’ incomes, checklists, stubborn teenagers …oh no, I forgot my password! Actually it wasn’t that bad. It just seemed like it at first. I worked closely with my daughter Jenni and we are happy with what we were able to accomplish as a family, working together. Could we have done it on our own? Possibly, but having help from Bridges sure made it a lot easier. They offered advice, helped review essays, offered to assist with the FAFSA, served as a sounding board and gave me the boost of confidence that we were headed in the right direction.
Ted’s daughter Jenni will attend New Mexico State University in August 2011 and his younger daughter Sara will graduate from Taos High School in 2012. She also plans to go to college.
As an immigrant, I am not familiar with the college application process in the US. I quickly learned that applying for college is a very complicated process in this country and that I could not assist my children on my own. Therefore, I felt relieved and blessed when Bridges could professionally and successfully help them get them into the right colleges.
Heyam and her husband are college graduates and believe strongly in the power of higher education. They are business owners and the parents of three daughters and three sons.