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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…

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…