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Class of 2022 – Juniors – It’s time to Ask For a Letter of Recommendation!

Guest blogger Harriet E. Katz is the owner/CEO of Creative Kid College Coach. This is a critical step to improve your college application! With the lack of standardized testing, colleges are putting extensive emphasis on how they evaluate a student’s fit for their school. An impactful letter of recommendation has taken on an even more significant role…

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Should You Appeal Your College Financial Aid Award?

You have received financial aid award letters from your colleges, but the award from your first-choice college is less than you had hoped. What can you do? Should you appeal for additional assistance? Maybe your award does not reflect your current financial situation, or a recent scholastic achievement, or perhaps you have a more generous…

What Do You Need To Know About FAFSA For 2023-2024?

A two-year lookback at income for financial aid eligibility may make the process daunting. Our advice hasn’t changed: Plan your college funding now!

Is Test Optional an Option for the Class of 2022?

Here’s a short explanation from that offering where we explain why the class of 2022 and beyond won’t be able to count on this option at a great number of schools.

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Financial Aid Optimization For Your High School Sophomore Starts In 2020!

A two-year lookback at income for financial aid eligibility may make the process daunting. Our advice hasn’t changed: Plan your college funding now!

What Qualifies as Section 529 Housing Expenses During COVID-19?

The global COVID-19 pandemic has presented us all with numerous new challenges, none more so than those facing students and parents. In many states, physical classrooms remain closed, leaving students, teachers and parents at the mercy of technology in ways no one could have expected. Even in states that have opened their classrooms, school buildings…