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Tara Piantanida-Kelly

College Finance Consultant

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Winthrop University

Bachelor's in Communications

Winthrop University

Bachelor's in Music

Upon realizing my passion for helping students and families, I left a higher-paying job to start my career in financial aid. It was the best career move I ever made. I worked my way up from an entry-level counselor position to director of financial aid, and then started my own financial aid consulting business. Since then, I have consulted with a variety of colleges and universities. Along the way, I also spent years training other college financial aid administrators at colleges and universities throughout the United States, and I wrote a book about how to find the right college at the right price.

Featured Blogs from Tara

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APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

The Hidden Benefits of Completing the FAFSA

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COLLEGE COACH MENTIONABLES: NEWS & EVENTS

Introducing the College Coach Alexa Skill!

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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

2 Tips to Help Your Child Graduate College On Time

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APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

The Hidden Benefits of Completing the FAFSA

Don't want to complete the FAFSA? These hidden benefits of applying for financial aid may change your mind!

Posted on September 7th, 2021
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COLLEGE COACH MENTIONABLES: NEWS & EVENTS

Introducing the College Coach Alexa Skill!

Enable the College Coach skill to your Alexa device for admissions and college finance tips and advice. Here’s how.

Posted on May 14th, 2019
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

2 Tips to Help Your Child Graduate College On Time

Former financial aid officer and mom of a college grad, Tara Piantanida-Kelly shares her strategy for helping your college student graduate on time.

Posted on August 17th, 2018

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