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College Admissions- Financial Aid & Scholarships  Yes You Can Afford College- Learn More

College Admissions- Financial Aid & Scholarships Yes You Can Afford College- Learn More

Greetings Parents and Student– Class or 2021It’s the start of Financial Aid and Scholarship application season- and a few days ago I provided my first in a series of posts on understanding all things financial aid. In COLLEGE ADMISSIONS: HOW, WHERE &...
College Admissions: How, Where & When to Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships?  FAFSA, CSS Profile and More…

College Admissions: How, Where & When to Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships? FAFSA, CSS Profile and More…

Greetings Parents and Student– Class or 2021It’s the start of Financial Aid and Scholarship application season- and I want to get you up to speed on that process. If you’re confused- I invite families of seniors schedule a conversation if you have...
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PLANNING: COLLEGE APPLICATIONS- EARLY DECISION (ED) & EARLY ACTION (ED) – IS EARLY DECISION RIGHT FOR YOU?

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PLANNING: COLLEGE APPLICATIONS- EARLY DECISION (ED) & EARLY ACTION (ED) – IS EARLY DECISION RIGHT FOR YOU?

Greetings Students and Families, In 2023 COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE RATES– IMPACT ON YOUR COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PLAN?, and College Acceptance Rates- Don’t Worry Plan Early, I discussed college acceptance rates and urged you to try to see past the aggregate data...
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 not eligible for financial aid but hopefully appreciate the practice of “tuition discounting” – a different version of scholarships. I wrote...
College Admissions, Financial Aid & Scholarships – Part IV of IV– Yes You Can Afford College! Public vs. Private?

College Admissions, Financial Aid & Scholarships – Part IV of IV– Yes You Can Afford College! Public vs. Private?

Yes you can afford college! Little known facts….   Need Blind Admissions Nearly all colleges practice “need blind admissions” meaning admissions decisions are unrelated to your request to be considered for financial aid. (The exception- International students –...
College Admissions: How, Where & When to Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships?  FAFSA, CSS Profile and More…

College Admissions & Financial Aid – Part III of IV – How is Financial Aid Determined? FAFSA -CSS PROFILE ?

When do I submit my FAFSA and CSS Profile? To receive financial aid, you must submit a FAFSA.  That form will link to your IRS returns.  This is a secure federal form and process.  I will explain what a FAFSA does for you later in this document. FAFSA does NOT give...