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What to Do if You’ve Been Waitlisted

College acceptance letters have been received, but what about those students who have been waitlisted? Most high school seniors received letters of acceptance into various colleges on May 1st, but some received notice that they are on the waitlist. While this information can be a little upsetting, there may still be a chance of gaining…

How to Write a Financial Aid Appeal Letter

Hi Friend, The springtime days of April are with us! High school seniors have received their much-anticipated college acceptance letters and financial aid offers. Seniors can now start making decisions about which school they’d like to attend. For parents, this is the time to start reviewing those college funding plans and establish they’re on the…

How to Write an Effective Financial Aid Appeal Letter

Your high school senior has finally received their financial aid award letter from their favorite college, but what happens if the package isn’t quite what you expected? Has something recently changed with your financial situation? Could there have been a miscalculation when filing the FAFSA? Maybe your student has a recent scholastic achievement to add?…

Making the Most of College Visits

Hi Friend, March has arrived with spring on the horizon and we look forward to sunnier days. High school seniors are eagerly awaiting their final college acceptances and financial aid awards. By April 1st, they should have received all their offers and will have until May 1st to finalize their top college choice For college-bound…

8 Ways to Make the Most of College Visits

This spring is an ideal time to start visiting some college campuses with your college-bound high school student. Your senior will be applying to colleges with deadlines as early as November 1st, so visiting colleges before the end of their junior year is valuable. Make sure to begin this process with a concise list of…

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How Juniors Can Prepare for College

Hi Friend, Happy Valentine’s Day! February is a great time to focus and start planning for the next steps needed to prepare for college. Seniors will be receiving college acceptance letters and financial aid awards over the next few months. Even with planning, many families are shocked and overwhelmed by the actual full cost of…