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College Admissions  – How and When Do I Apply for Financial Aid- FAFSA  – CSS Profile?

College Admissions – How and When Do I Apply for Financial Aid- FAFSA – 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 – FINANCIAL AID – – IS OUR FAMILY ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL AID? HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE?

College Admissions – FINANCIAL AID – – IS OUR FAMILY ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL AID? HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE?

Greeting Students and Parents FINANCIAL AID – – IS OUR FAMILY ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL AID? HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE? Are there “financial safeties”? The short answer is YES!! FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY Many families make the mistake of concluding they aren’t eligible for...
College Admissions – Misconceptions about Financial Aid & Scholarships

College Admissions – Misconceptions about Financial Aid & Scholarships

Greetings Students and Families, This is part II of our Spring series on Financial aid and Scholarships. LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS…. As an experienced university faculty and admissions committee member, let’s begin with a discussion of...
College Admissions Planning- Joyful Reading & Competitions to Increase Chances of College Acceptances

College Admissions Planning- Joyful Reading & Competitions to Increase Chances of College Acceptances

Greetings Students and Families Whether you live in NYC or Boca Raton, Florida or the Front Range near Boulder, Co, it’s hard to believe that for many students, we will soon be completing the 2021-22 academic year- and that we are in the middle of AP exams!   By...
College Applications – Increase Chances of College Acceptance- Contests & Competitions

College Applications – Increase Chances of College Acceptance- Contests & Competitions

Greetings Students and Families, We are zooming along in the second-semester and it’s the perfect time for a check-up  – Planning Courses, Exploring Summer Opportunities, Confirming Testing Schedules, Planning Virtual College Campus Visits, Thinking about...
College Essays– Common App 2022 -23 Juniors ’23 Are You Ready?  Join Our Writers’ Block Workshop

College Essays– Common App 2022 -23 Juniors ’23 Are You Ready? Join Our Writers’ Block Workshop

Greetings Students and Families, Common App 2022-23  College Essays! My sophomores (24) and Juniors (23) are engaged in college research — learning more about potential academic majors that are a “fit” for their emerging interests and talents. ...