Bottom Line is an amazing place. I always refer to them as my second family. Being an alumni now, I can't imagine the path I would have taken if I didn't have this great team supporting me to finish high school and get through college. Every high school student should go through Bottom Line if they could..
Bottom Line has been one of the most pivotal decisions that I made in my academic career. The organization has not only allowed me to transition smoothly into higher education, but it has also provided me support throughout my college journey. I am indebted to their generosity and knowledge of the higher education process, and I sincerely do not believe I would have succeeded without their presence in my life. I recommend Bottom Line to anyone who is a first generation student, or even someone from an immigrant family who is unfamiliar with the American education system. Bottom Line is currently assisting my younger sister with her college career, and I could not be more assured that they will guide her to graduation. As of May 2015, I became the first one in my family (both maternal and paternal) to graduate from college. I am currently working at a well-renowned hospital institution, and hope to attain further schooling for a medical degree.
As the first member in my family to attend college, I found the application process extremely intimidating. My counselor, Sarah, walked me through the process, from selecting schools to prepping my applications. When I received my acceptance letter from Brown, Sarah fought hard for my financial aid package and made sure that finances would not hinder me from attending my dream school. She also connected me to the Hayden Foundation, which funded a large portion of my remaining tuition balance.
Most other students had parents who could guide them through the college process, assuage their fears, and help them make tough decisions. I had Sarah. (And I sincerely could not have done it without her.)
Bottom Line has truly been a wonderful support network. Their support and guidance doesn't end with college. As I was looking to transition into a new position, Jen would send me daily job listings she thought would be interesting to me. The level of commitment and dedication from the staff is just inspiring.
I really cannot speak any more highly of Bottom Line. They're the best!
As a Bottom Line alum, I am both a client served and a volunteer. From both sides of the fence, it is a rewarding experience. Bottom line is the reason why I am where here today. They helped me from getting into college, graduating and finding employment. They know the real meaning of the word support: the counselors were always there for me financially and emotionally. They are very knowledgeable about the process and they are also very patient. I take part of their volunteer activities as a way to give back and help extend that same opportunity to other kids. Bottom Line is a one of a kind non-profit organization that helps high school students getting a college education for a better tomorrow.
Stephanie is really cool, she explains things thoroughly to me and when she has to rush through things she does it in a calm manner, which makes me think "I should do the same to not stress myself out on all this college application stuff” :D . Furthermore, she’s a good motivator and not too preppy which makes feel comfortable.
My counselor gave me the confidence to go to college. She worked with me step by step to make sure I applied to colleges that I would enjoy. I am forever grateful to this program.
Bottom Line is a wonderful program that helps low-income and first-generation college students with their college application process and financial aid application. The counselors were very patient and helpful. They helped me whenever I had questions. Without the additional help from Bottom Line, I would not be able to manage to finish my all applications.
Ray, my counselor has helped me conquer the common application and has helped me understand the college process a bit better.
I was neverous beyond compare about the college process and I really doubted tgat I would get into my number 1 school but with Bottomline's help, I recieved helpfull critiques on my college essays, scholarships, and the latest tricks and tips when ot cones to financial aid which was so great that I go to school for free! I love this program and I highly recommend it!
My counselor Ray was really helpful to me. I appreciate all the information he gave me and all the things he told me that I didn't know. I liked the fact that he is always positive and he always try cheering me up. Ray always told me to put positivity on all the negativity. Also he is not a boring counselor. He does his job and makes it fun. I am so glad I got into the program. I appreciate everything and the opportunity given to me. Thanks!