Category Archives: Paying the Bills

Your Big Decision

Seniors, we understand you’re facing a big decision. The world of college admissions is undergoing lots of changes which will impact how you evaluate your options. There could be many changes in your world including financial, family or personal, causing … Continue reading

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Understanding Your Aid Offers

Financial aid letters often arrive separately from admissions decisions, so keep an eye out for them. Now’s the time to focus on the specifics because aid offers as each school presents their offers in a different format. This often makes … Continue reading

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Wrap It Up

Seniors, while you’re waiting to hear back about your applications think about the following:  Are your financial aid documents complete? If you’ve submitted your FAFSA, you should have received your Student Aid Report (SAR). Make sure it’s correct and respond to any … Continue reading

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Avoid FAFSA Mistakes

At the risk of sounding repetitive, we can’t stress enough how important it is to be on top of filing your FAFSA accurately and on time.  If you have not already done so, start working on your FAFSA now.  The US … Continue reading

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Top Tips to Help You Find Funds for College

Many  students use scholarships to help them afford college. Scholarships and grants are the most desirable form of financial aid because they do not need to be repaid. (Note, the terms “grants” and “scholarships” are often used interchangeably.)  Apply as … Continue reading

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11 Common FAFSA Mistakes

We all know applying for financial aid is more challenging this year, especially if your school is not meeting in person. However, help is still available. Start by asking your counselor for a phone call or Skype/Zoom meeting. They can … Continue reading

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Apply For Financial Aid Tomorrow

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2021-22 school year is available starting tomorrow, October 1st. Given the impact of the pandemic on many families, demand for aid will be high. So, apply early to give yourself … Continue reading

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College Rankings

The 2021 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings was just released. No surprise that the top ten spots are dominated by some of the Ivy League school and also include Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Duke, Stanford, California Institute of … Continue reading

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How To Make Your Decision In These Uncertain Times

Seniors, we understand you’re facing a big decision.The world of college admissions is undergoing lots of changes which will impact how you evaluate your options. There could be many changes in your world including financial, family or personal, causing you … Continue reading

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Consumer Beware!

If you’ve applied for financial aid, expect to receive an aid package along with your acceptance letter(s). Be aware that colleges and universities use different language when presenting their offers.  In order to accurately evaluate your offers make sure to … Continue reading

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