Financial Matters: Time for an FSA ID!

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

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

  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

Are you worried about how you’ll pay for college?

  Well, rest assured! There are many different funding opportunities to choose from, including scholarships, grants, and loans. In this article, you will learn more about different financial aid options for your student, and information regarding the FAFSA and CSS Profile Financial Aid forms.     TYPES OF AID: Scholarships Scholarships are one of … Read More

Determining “The Best Fit” College

All of our students at My Pathway to College come to us for help not only getting into college, but finding the best-fit college. There are over 7,000 colleges to choose from, and every student has different needs, expectations, and interests when it comes to their college choice and preparing for their future. Which is … Read More

Rising Seniors Monthly To-Do List

Over the years, My Pathway to College has experienced that rising seniors who began writing application essays during the summer did much better at getting accepted to their first choice schools. We believe this was a result of taking time to choose topics for questions that will positively highlight the student, writing a first … Read More

Class of 2015: Fire and Ice Party

Getting accepted into college is a huge milestone, as we all know. For the entire duration of high school, our students are not only learning new subjects, but discovering and exploring their interests both inside and outside the classroom while studying for college prep exams. My Pathway to College recognizes the hard work our … Read More

Tips for Having a Productive Summer

High schoolers: summer is here! The next few months are filled with trips, hanging out with friends, catching up on sleep—maybe even working your first internship. For many of us, the summer is also a chance to reflect, to explore interests, learn, and take advantage of a flexible schedule. College admissions looks to see … Read More

How to Prepare for Freshman Year of College

Congratulations: you got into college! That is a HUGE accomplishment. And while the big move is still months away, there are some things you can do this summer to prepare. (Yes, those college forms sent via mail are meant to be filled out!) There are also some logistics to think about once you arrive … Read More

2015-2016 College Application Essay Prompts

While the college essay is just one portion of the application process, it does carry weight. Think about it: the personal essay is the only place an admissions reader can discover something about you that is not covered in the rest of the application. So use this platform to share your thoughts, inspirations, and … Read More

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