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Think You’re Too Wealthy to Apply for Financial Aid? Think Again

You earn a good income, own a nice home or two, have money saved for college plus healthy retirement savings. There is no way you will qualify for need based financial aid. Why would you bother completing those cumbersome, intrusive financial aid applications? I often hear this question. Most of my clients, looking for help…

October 2015 Newsletter: CSS Profile, FAFSA Changes & More

It’s October! The financial aid application season has officially begun. The 2016 CSS Profile is NOW available. Seniors applying either early decision or early action at any of the 300 colleges that require it may have a deadline as early as November 1st for submission. Check out our Senior Scoop to learn more.    October’s Featured Find explains the…

The CSS/Financial Aid Profile is Available Now!

Seniors: The CSS/Financial Aid Profile is Available Now! The CSS Profile is the form YOU need to complete to qualify and maximize nonfederal financial aid from the almost 300 colleges who require it. While not as commonly used as the FAFSA, for those colleges that do use it, completing the CSS Profile is a requirement…

The Storm of Divorce

Weathering the Storm: Divorce & Financial Aid

What happens when parents are getting a divorce, but financial aid for their dependent child has yet to be processed for the next school term?  Even amidst parental separation, it often requires a student to itemize their income along with the custodial parent on the joint income tax return.  If you’re in this situation, it’s important…

Understanding the CSS Profile

While the CSS PROFILE® is required for only about 20 percent of private colleges, for students applying to those schools, the application can be overwhelming.  Many high school guidance counselors spend most of their time preparing students for submission of the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid (which is required for all schools,…

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October Newsletter 2014: Student Loan Apocalypse, CSS Profile & More

October Newsletter 2014 It’s October! Is your student considering one of the 300+ colleges that require the CSS Profile application as well as the FAFSA application to qualify for financial aid? If your answer is a definite “yes”, and your student is applying Early Action or Early Decision, make sure to check the deadline for your…