In order to secure the federal direct student loan for freshman year of college, students must complete entrance counseling and the master promissory note.
Occidental College: A Great West Coast School Occidental (“Oxy”) gives you lots of reasons to love it, from academics, to financial aid, to location—even to its food! If you and your child will consider a California liberal arts college, Occidental should place high on your list. Oxy wants its students to roll up their sleeves […]
Winning the College Finance Game: Basic Components to Help Maximize Your Family’s Financial Aid Package
Winning the College Finance Game: Basic Components to Help Maximize Your Family’s Financial Aid Package First things first – don’t feel ashamed if you’re more than a little intimidated by the college financial aid process. You’re in good company. More good news – we’re here to arm you with the key educational concepts necessary to […]
Although we’re a little over 3 months away from fall semester bills we want to start to get a better idea on how we will paying that bill. The ideal situation is that families have the resources to cover the net cost at the chosen school. In that case, the main focus is how to […]
Corruption, bribery, and college admissions: just another day at the office? As breaking news about a college admissions cheating and bribery scandal confirmed many people’s worst fears that the system is rigged. Parents who have played by the rules felt deflated at seeing yet another data point on the advantages that wealth and connections bring. College admissions […]
Why College Fairs Are Important Juniors returning from campus trips want to keep the momentum going and continue visiting colleges closer to home on weekends. For those who cannot make any further excursions, college fairs can be the next best option. Here’s how to make the most of them. Let your son/daughter take the lead […]
Financial aid and scholarship eligibility – Understanding which colleges will be most affordable and cost effective starts with an understanding of the different types of financial aid and whether or not your family is eligible for need-based aid.
IDOC and the federal verification process is what you can expect to tackle once the FAFSA, CSS Profile, and any other financial aid forms are submitted. Here is what you need to know.
Admissions, Financial Aid, and Scholarship Timeline. Deadlines are paramount. Knowing what is around the corner will help limit the stress and anxiety of this process!
How I was accepted at Vanderbilt, Carnegie Mellon, NYU, BU, Michigan and more! Take a few minutes to learn what advice Lucy Altus has for college applicants and and how she was able to have so much success in the financial aid and admissions process.