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December Newsletter 2016: College Prices Hit New Record Highs in 2016!

December 2016 Newsletter College Prices Hit New Record Highs in 2016! Happy Holidays! December is a wonderful month for connecting with family and friends, and also the month for year-end financial aid planning. With the new FAFSA two year look-back, it’s parents of Sophmores who should have their financial aid plan solidified before 2017 starts (the…

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November 2016 Newsletter: Canadian Universities, Cheapest Out-of-State Colleges & More!

It’s November! The college application season is in full swing for seniors. For any seniors (or juniors) still looking to add some financially and academically ‘safe’ schools to their list, check out our Senior Scoop for U.S.News’ “10 Universities With the Cheapest Out-of-State Tuition”. Don’t forget to look outside the US for great higher learning for a…

October 2016 Newsletter: It’s FAFSA & CSS Profile Time!

Greetings! It’s October, the NEW Financial Aid month! When it comes to financial aid articles, the FAFSA is mentioned everywhere but the CSS Profile is often left out. Many families are not aware that “… if your child is considering any of the top colleges this country is blessed with, it’s the CSS Profile aid…

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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…

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 FAFSA’s date was pushed up.  Take a…

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…