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WHEN, HOW AND WHERE DO I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID?   FAFSA and the CSS PROFILE??

WHEN, HOW AND WHERE DO I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID? FAFSA and the CSS PROFILE??

Greetings Students and Families WHEN, HOW AND WHERE DO I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID? FAFSA and the CSS PROFILE?? The process to apply for financial aid involves at minimum – filing a FAFSA and for most private colleges, a secondary form – a CSS Profile. FAFSA is a...
College Admissions  2025  College & Ivy League Acceptance Rates– The Myth of Acceptance Rates

College Admissions 2025 College & Ivy League Acceptance Rates– The Myth of Acceptance Rates

Greetings Students and Families COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TIP:  College Acceptance Rates: Don’t Obsess Over Them My recent blog: 2025 College & Ivy Acceptance Rates: Myths to Understand shared some important information to hopefully clarify why you should NOT be...
College Admissions- Tips for “Independence” Day – Is Your Teen’s College Plan on Target?

College Admissions- Tips for “Independence” Day – Is Your Teen’s College Plan on Target?

Greetings Students & Families!     How is your summer? It’s likely quite different from 2020 and hopefully starting to look like the summers you recall- being outdoors in our parks and other open spaces allowing us to recharge us all after months navigating...
College Applications- Scholarships? Where’s The MONEY???  $$$$ – It’s There!

College Applications- Scholarships? Where’s The MONEY??? $$$$ – It’s There!

Greetings, If you recently read my four-part series on financial aid, you may have concluded you’re ineligible for financial aid but hopefully appreciate the practice of “tuition discounting” – a different version of scholarships. I wrote...
College Applications- Scholarships? Where’s The MONEY???  $$$$ – It’s There!

College Admissions: How Much Can We Afford to Pay For College?

Greetings Families, This blog continues my series on Financial Aid and Scholarships- related to your Common Application 2021-22 and your College Admissions Planning   HOW MUCH CAN WE AFFORD TO PAY FOR COLLEGE? Based on whatever “list” of college rankings appeals...
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS- LAST MINUTE TIPS FOR JNRS & SNRS – WHAT IF YOU’RE WAITLISTED? GAP YEARS? NEGOTIATING FINANCIAL AID

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS- LAST MINUTE TIPS FOR JNRS & SNRS – WHAT IF YOU’RE WAITLISTED? GAP YEARS? NEGOTIATING FINANCIAL AID

Greetings Students & Families! Congratulations to all  our Seniors!  I’m so proud of everyone – college acceptances, lucrative scholarships and invitations to participate in research/honors programs. Bravo! Most Seniors have spent the last month making difficult...