What Does It Mean To Be Wait Listed?

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For a certain group of high school seniors, April is the cruelest month. Not for any of T.S. Elliot’s reasons but because they have been wait listed at their dream college. Many will spend the month frantically tracking down any and all possibilities for getting off the waitlist. They will agonize over their unknown chances… Continue reading

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What To Know About Your Financial Aid Awards

Comparing Financial Aid Awards

If it’s past the deadlines for submitting¬†college applications, your student is either waiting to hear about all their admissions and financial aid awards or you have them all and you’re deciding how to compare them.¬† At this point in the process, don’t overlook the following …. Make an “apples to apples” comparison of financial aid… Continue reading

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Why You Should Care About Student Loan Default Rates by State

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How do you know if college is worth it? Given the ever increasing costs of getting a four-year degree and the horror stories of underemployed graduates, it only makes sense to wonder if the cost is justified. There are various attempts at calculating the Return on Investment (ROI) for colleges. At this point they’re more… Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About the FAFSA Before Your Senior Year in High School

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Too many families don’t start thinking about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) until the fall of their student’s senior year. After all, you can’t even submit the form until October 1st so why start worrying sooner? Because the FAFSA is just the final step in the financial aid process. And if you… Continue reading

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Figuring Out How Much Financial Aid You’ll Get

Understanding Financial Aid

It used to be that the only way you could figure out how much financial aid you’ll get was by being accepted to a college and submitting the FAFSA. However, now colleges have Net Price Calculators (NPC) and you can get an estimate of how much money you’ll get before you even submit an application… Continue reading

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