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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…

April 2016 Newsletter

Happy April! Congratulations to all our seniors! College acceptances and financial aid offers have finally arrived and your powerful decision making time is here.  YOU get to choose your best academic, social, and financial fit college. Parents and students sometimes ask: Can I appeal my financial award? “It is important for families to know that…

Class of 2020 Waitlist Admission Rates and Notification Dates

This month’s guest blog is from College Kickstart, an essential companion for savvy college planning that uses the latest admissions data, to make it easier to craft winning college plans that are well balanced, maximize odds and minimize wasted motion. This was originally posted March 31, 2016. Posted in Class of 2020, Waitlist UPDATE #1 For those of you that…

March 2016 Newsletter

March 2016 Newsletter March Madness! Happy March Madness! If you are the parent of a high school senior, March Madness has a new exciting definition. This March you’ll be scrambling to finish your taxes early, update your FAFSA application, plus send tax returns, special financial circumstances explanations and more to your private colleges. By the end of March, you’ll know all your college acceptances and financial aid awards and be down to your…

February 2016 Newsletter

February 2016 Newsletter Flagship Colleges Seeking Out-of-State Students Wow. It’s already February! January was a busy month for us with “How to Survive Paying for College” presentations and workshops. If you attended and would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, you can do so here. This month’s Featured Find article is interesting from two perspectives. For us…