Appealing For More Financial Aid

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If your first choice college offers everything you want but the price tag is making you waiver, don’t give up hope. Instead, consider appealing to the college’s financial aid office for more money. While colleges and universities won’t encourage it, you are within bounds. Individual financial aid officers are empowered to make adjustments if … Read More

Need Accommodations for the SAT or ACT?

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Recently, both the College Board and the ACT announced big changes to their test accommodations policy. Unlike the past, when students seeking accommodations had to pass through a number of hoops, the process has been significantly streamlined for those needing language support or extended time for testing. Beginning January 1, 2017, the College Board … Read More

Avoiding the Dreaded Disease: Senioritis!

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American seniors sometimes think that because they have worked so hard throughout high school, they have earned the right to slack off senior year, especially in the last few months. By now, mid-year grades are on their way to colleges and students may have already been accepted at their favorite school. Why not kick … Read More

Using PSAT Results in Planning Testing Strategy

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Each year, tens of thousands of students take the PSAT exam at high schools across the United States. The PSAT is not used by colleges in the admissions process, but the results can help you better understand your academic strengths and weaknesses and suggest the skills you should focus on in preparing for college … Read More

Financial Matters: Time for an FSA ID!

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October 1st marks the opening of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid website for students applying for aid for the 2017-18 academic year. Although many colleges have much later deadlines for submitting the FAFSA, it is in the best interest of students to complete their applications as early as possible. Increasingly, seniors are … Read More

Completing Your CSS Profile

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The bulk of college financial aid money comes from the federal government; this aid is distributed by colleges using information supplied by families when they complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) available on October 1st. About 400 colleges, universities, and scholarship programs, however, use an additional form, the CSS Profile, to … Read More

Helping Your Child Select a College

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  It’s that time of year and students all over the country are anxiously awaiting the decision of their college applications. Some will decide to stay close to home, while others will step away from their familiar surroundings and move more than a thousand miles away. Regardless of the decision to be made, choosing … Read More

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