Archives for December 2014

Understanding the CSS Profile

While the CSS PROFILE® 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’s 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’s 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...]