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September 2016 Newsletter: Is Private Worth the Cost?

September 2016 Newsletter  Is Private Worth the Cost? It's September and Back to School Time for Everyone! As a parent of a college bound student, the decision whether to pay more for one college education versus another is daunting. This month's Featured Find discusses results from a CAPSEE report which challenges … [Read more...]

Introducing the Coalition App

Seniors: You’ve heard of the Common App, but did you know there’s now an alternative?  It’s known as the Coalition App for Access, Affordability, and Success, and will be available for the first time in 2016. It rewards students who think ahead in high school, and in fact, allows you to craft a profile as early as freshman year: an online … [Read more...]

August 2016 Newsletter: New School Year, New FAFSA

August 2016 Newsletter  New School Year, New FAFSA It's August! Your student may be gearing up for education mode, or in the midst of first week preparations. As you may know, financial aid and the FAFSA are closely knit, and you might be used to a 5 month cushion during the summer before opening. However, the … [Read more...]

New FAFSA Adjustments: What You Need to Know

Get ready, seniors: The FAFSA is shaking up the rules.  Previously, the FAFSA application process began January 1st.  It’s become common knowledge: New Year, new FAFSA.  This is no longer the case. If you (or your parents) are early bird completionists, take note—the FAFSA now opens October 1st of each year.  This means for the 2017-18 academic … [Read more...]

July 2016 Newsletter: Federal Student Loan Rates are Dropping

July 2016 Newsletter  Federal Student Loan Rates are Dropping It's July!  We hope you made some wonderful memories this Independence Day. Exciting news: Federal student loan rates are decreasing! Read the full story in this month's Featured Find. For our upcoming seniors, share our Senior Scoop to nudge them in the … [Read more...]