Taxes & Financial Aid – How To Stay Organized

A few years ago, the whole financial aid system was changed to allow families to submit financial aid forms to colleges even earlier, and with their most updated filed taxes. Feeling better yet?

SAT/ACT Essay – Should I Take It?

When preparing for college, almost everyone knows the importance of studying for, taking, and scoring well on the ACT or SAT. However, the optional writing section or essays remain a mystery for many. Is it required? Why does it matter? Should I take it?

The Dangers of Senioritis!

It’s not all that uncommon for this pressure of senior year to catch up to students, and, as a result, their grades often take a hit.

So You Got In…Now What?

First – celebrate. Pat yourself on the back. Go out for cake and ice cream with mom and dad. Tell your friends. Shout it from the rooftop!

Application Deadlines – What’s the Difference?

One of the first things we explain to our students at the beginning of the application process is the difference between the types of deadlines. Let’s take a moment to sort those out.

FAFSA Series – FAFSA School Codes: Why They Are Important

If a college requires the FAFSA as part of their financial aid process, then they have a unique 6-digit FAFSA filing-code. Many people do not pay attention to these codes, or even know what they are. However, knowing college filing codes can be extremely important and could make all the difference between receiving a financial ...

FAFSA Before a Finished College List?

If you (or your students) are thinking about applying for college, it is probably in your best interest to consider applying for financial aid there as well. At this time of year, we hope that most students have a pretty good idea of where they would like to apply for college already. But this isn’t ...

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