Archives for December 2014

Understanding the CSS Profile

While the CSS PROFILE¬ģ is required for only about 20 percent of private colleges, for students applying to those schools, the application can be overwhelming.¬† Many high school guidance counselors spend most of their time preparing students for submission of the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid (which is required for all schools, … [Read more...]

Top 10 FAFSA Mistakes to Avoid

Are you ready to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? ¬†Because the government and colleges give aid on a first come, first serve basis, it‚Äôs important to be submit as early as possible. Unfortunately, a single (seemingly harmless) mistake on your FAFSA can delay processing for weeks, moving your application behind the … [Read more...]

It’s Time… Get the Facts on the FAFSA – Webinar (Jan. 14th @ 7pm)

Did you know up to 70% of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) applications are either incomplete or have errors? ¬†This causes delays in processing, or worse, denial of aid that should be approved? ¬†Completing the FAFSA correctly can help you significantly lower the rising cost of college. ¬†But if completed incorrectly, it can … [Read more...]

December Newsletter 2014: Is College Worth It? Athletic Scholarships & More

December¬†Newsletter 2014 ¬†It's December! ¬†Before taking that first winter sleigh ride, set aside some time this month to review your college financial plan. ¬†If you have a senior, it's time to prepare for the FAFSA, which will be available in less than a month. ¬†If you have a junior, only a few weeks remain to clean up your finances … [Read more...]

How to Score an Athletic Scholarship

Seniors: Do you love nothing more than to strap on your athletic uniform and practice your favorite sport?¬† Do you think you might have a shot¬†at an athletic scholarship? ¬†If so, it‚Äôs extremely important to do your research. ¬†Here are some general tips to find out if an¬†athletic scholarship¬†is right for you: Start early.¬† The National Collegiate … [Read more...]