Some colleges are really good at making a little look like a lot. Others are good at meeting students’ need. It’s up to you to figure out which bucket the schools that accepted your student fall into. Here are some critical points in reviewing aid offers:
It’s last-minute-tax-questions week! Today’s question: Whose tax return does the 1099-Q go on? Answer: It depends.
With acceptance letters en route to students, it’s time for a refresher course on “Acceptance to an Elite School Does Not Guarantee Anything– Nor Does Non-Acceptance.” Here is a list of the schools that the 2014 Rhodes Scholars attended:
Let’s be clear: there are plenty of reasons beyond job prospects to attend college. Let’s also be clear that college costs a fortune, so the potential return of that fortune invested needs to be part of the consideration whether to attend.
Merit aid is often awarded based on GPA and test scores. Significantly changing your GPA is challenging, especially if you’re already a junior. So knocking it out of the park on the SAT or ACT is one of the best quick-fixes around for increasing your chances of receiving merit aid.