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The College Match Guru, Jeff Sibner, has been an educator for more than 30 years and has been developing education programs for high school aged students since the 1990’s. His interest in Admissions Consulting grew out of a love of working with teenagers and finding the right college matches for his children. The range of colleges he and his sons explored was broader than in many families – one son was exploring Ivy League Schools and ended up in the Gerome Fisher School of Management & Technology at the University of Pennsylvania while the other was looking for liberal arts colleges that offered good special needs support and decided to attend the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.

As An Educational Consultant

Jeff has been involved in College admissions and financial aid for more than 10 years. He is on the Board of Directors for the Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation, the oldest scholarship foundation associated with public schools in the United States. He currently serves as the chairman of the Screening Committee which reviews applicants’ financial positions and coordinates essay evaluation.

He is an expert on the nuances of the FAFSA and CSS Profile financial aid applications and has helped many students and their families navigate the maze of aid methodologies and reporting forms that different schools require.

As an alumnus of a University of Pennsylvania graduate program and the father to another Penn grad, Jeff has a unique perspective on Ivy League educational systems.  For several years, he served as an alumni interviewer for Penn, providing students with a unique insight on college interviews at even the most selective colleges.

Professionally, Jeff is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for College Admissions Counseling (PACAC), a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) and an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA).  He earned his certificate degree in Educational Consulting from the University of California - Irvine.  Jeff works has worked in person with students from Lower Bucks and Montgomery Counties, including students from Pennsbury, Council Rock, Neshaminy, Morrisville, Central Bucks and Bristol school districts, and with NJ students from Trenton, Lawrenceville and surrounding areas.  He works with students online from other parts of the Northeast.

As A Dentist

Dr. Sibner is a general dentist trained at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. His practice, Makefield Dental Associates, opened in 1988 and serves Lower Bucks communities including Langhorne, Levittown, Lower Makefield, Fairless Hills, Newtown and Yardley. Over the years, Dr. Sibner has found many ways of combining his business with his interest in education. Through Makefield Dental, he developed and ran many teen-oriented essay contests including Do A Good Deed and Teacher of the Year contests that offered awards of up to $1,000 and computer systems.

As an Educator

Since 1984, Dr. Sibner has been an instructor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor and teaches an elective course to second and third year students in the spring. He is a published author and lectures nationally on several subjects. More locally, Dr. Sibner has been a frequent guest lecturer for the St. Mary Health Center course “Diabetes and You”.

In His Spare Time

Jeff is an avid reader and especially enjoys science fiction and fantasy. He enjoys many outdoors activities including skiing, swimming, bicycling and running. He holds black belts in Kenpo and Ryuku karate. Jeff and his wife, Jean, live in Yardley. Together, they share a cat named Lydia.

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Recent Blog Posts

  1. Changes to college financial aid notices are coming soon Jeff Sibner 12-Feb-2019
  2. October 1st Means It's FAFSA Time Jeff Sibner 28-Sep-2018
  3. Federal Loan Costs Just Went Up Jeff Sibner 18-Jun-2018
  4. Managing College Debt Jeff Sibner 22-May-2017
  5. College Degrees are the Keys to Employment Jeff Sibner 14-May-2017
  6. FAFSA Data Retrieval Tool Suspended Jeff Sibner 25-Mar-2017

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