Estrela Founder Receives Prestigious Katz Award

Estrela Founder Receives Prestigious Katz Award

We are very proud of Estrela's founder, Kristina Dooley, who received the prestigious Katz Award at the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) Conference in Washington D.C. this week. Kristina was one of 36 IECA members recognized for their work with pro bono students as part of The Possibility Project in New York City. Congratulations to Kristina and the other award recipients!

Show Me the Money: 5 Post-FAFSA Financial Aid Tips

Show Me the Money: 5 Post-FAFSA Financial Aid Tips

Winter is coming. No, this is not a Game of Thrones post. Rather, as most parents of seniors can now appreciate, winter’s approach means that early application deadlines are past, the FAFSA has (likely) been submitted, and you are finally able to take a deep breath again. Before the pace of holiday season picks up, follow these 5 post-FAFSA financial aid tips:

Estrela Founders Featured in Hudson Hub Times

Estrela Founders Featured in Hudson Hub Times

Estrela's Founders, Kristina and Greg Dooley, were recently featured in the Hudson Hub Times as part of their Global Entrepreneurship Week series in which they highlight local entrepreneurs. Read the interview below or click here to view the original article as it appeared on the Hudson Hub Times website.

Both Sides Now: College Campus Visit Tips From a Dad Who Knows

Both Sides Now: College Campus Visit Tips From a Dad Who Knows

As Joni Mitchell’s 1969 iconic song “Both Sides Now” says, I’ve looked at life from both sides now, from give and take, and still somehow…I survived.

Survived what, you may ask? Survived the college campus tour. Just how daunting is a campus tour? Allow me to elaborate.

When I took my daughter on college visits to more than a dozen colleges and universities, I figured it would be oh so easy. After all, with 30+ years of higher education experience and a wife who was a guidance counselor, I knew it all. Oh, how wrong I was.