Tag Archive: FAFSA

Jul 06

How the FAFSA and ACT Can Hurt Your Application (And Not for the Reasons You Think)

“Everyone knows that college admissions decisions are determined by how much schools want certain candidates. Here’s a lesser-known fact: Decisions are also determined by how much you want certain schools. Colleges and universities are always looking for more information to evaluate their applicants. They want to determine whether you’ll flourish, both academically and socially, in …

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Jan 05

Fill Out FAFSA Forms for Financial Aid Now

“The new Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the Fafsa, will become available online on Jan. 1. The form is the starting point for students and families seeking federal aid, and is used by most states and colleges as part of the student aid process. The form collects financial and personal information about …

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Sep 08

Are Your Assets Ready for College? How to Lower Your ‘Expected Family Contribution’

How will you pay for college? No easy answer, but this article is worth a read. Click here for the article.

Aug 09

Top 10 Colleges With Great Financial Aid

The top 10 colleges with great financial aid have been reported by Princeton Review. Pomona College is on top. Be aware though, it’s more complicated than it might seem.  There are different financial aid packages: those based on financial need and those based on merit (i.e. great GPA and/or SAT/ACT scores, and specific activities). Read …

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Nov 03

Millions Of High School Students And Their Parents Probably Have No Idea…

According to InsideHigherEd.com, “Some colleges are denying admission and perhaps reducing financial aid to students based on a single, non-financial, non-academic question that students submit to the federal government on their applications for student aid. Millions of high school students and their parents probably have no idea this happens after they fill out the ubiquitous …

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Feb 05

All the Questions and Answers on Financial Aid That’s Fit to Print!

The deadlines for seniors for submitting the FAFSA is coming. I’d like to share these NY Times articles that inform students and parents about financial aid. You should find these helpful no matter what grade you’re in. Part I: http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/09/mark-kantrowitz-fafsa/ Part II: http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/10/kantrowitz-part-two/ Part III: http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/11/kantrowitz-part-three/ Part IV: http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/kantrowitz-part-4/ Part V: http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/13/kantrowitz-answers-part-5/ Part VI: http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/14/kantrowitz-answers-part-6/ …

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