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You won’t believe how American University treated this family who made a mistake on the FAFSA

By Matthew Carpenter | August 13, 2018

  Thank you to Magda for sharing her story with the CFS community. Not all schools will conduct themselves as American University did in this situation. Having said that, we always want to shine a light on the fact that, although they are in the world of academia, colleges are very much BIG BUSINESS and […]

The biggest piece of advice from parent’s who have just gone through the college process.

By Matthew Carpenter | August 6, 2018

We survey parent’s at the end of every year. Matt shares the biggest piece of advice from parent’s who have just gone through the college process.    

College Funding Services - Low Need

We don’t qualify for NEED-based aid…what can we do?

By Matthew Carpenter | August 2, 2018

If you are a family who will not be eligible to receive need-based financial aid, it is even more important to be strategic with college selection. Be sure some of your colleges also offer merit aid, as that is where you will see your discounts.    

Class of 2019 July Checklist

By Matthew Carpenter | July 13, 2018

Class of 2019 July Checklist

By Matthew Carpenter | July 12, 2018

Make sure you’re staying ahead of the curve. Here is a look at the monthly checklist every CFS family gets.

Paying and Borrowing Timeline

By Matthew Carpenter | July 11, 2018

 

Paying and Borrowing – Timeline

By Matthew Carpenter | July 10, 2018

What you need to know about paying your college bill!    

Timeline for paying and borrowing

By Matthew Carpenter | July 7, 2018

 

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