Mark Kantrowitz is a nationally-recognized expert on student financial aid, scholarships and student loans. His mission is to deliver practical information, advice and tools to students and their families so they can make informed decisions about planning and paying for college.Mark writes extensively about student financial aid policy. He has testified before Congress and federal/state agencies about student aid on several occasions.Mark has been quoted in more than 10,000 newspaper and magazine articles. He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Reuters, Huffington Post, U.S. News & World Report, Money Magazine, Bottom Line/Personal, Forbes, Newsweek and Time Magazine. He was named a Money Hero by Money Magazine. He is the author of four bestselling books about scholarships and financial aid, including Twisdoms about Paying for College, Filing the FAFSA and Secrets to Winning a Scholarship.Mark serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Student Financial Aid and the editorial advisory board of Bottom Line/Personal (a Boardroom, Inc. publication). He is also a member of the board of trustees of the Center for Excellence in Education. Mark previously served as a member of the board of directors of the National Scholarship Providers Association.Mark is currently Publisher and VP of Strategy at Cappex.com, a web site that helps students achieve their college dreams by connecting them with colleges and scholarshipos. Mark has served previously as publisher of the Edvisors, Fastweb and FinAid web sites. He has previously been employed at Just Research, the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Bitstream Inc. and the Planning Research Corporation.Mark is President of MK Consulting Inc., a consulting firm focused on computer science, artificial intelligence, and statistical and policy analysis.Mark is ABD on a PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). He has Bachelor of Science degrees in mathematics and philosophy from MIT and a Master of Science degree in computer science from CMU. He is also an alumnus of the Research Science Institute program established by Admiral H. G. Rickover.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Mark Kantrowitz and other top speakers and celebrities.