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New Year’s Resolutions for 2021

Has there ever been a year as hotly anticipated as 2021? And among all the new year’s resolutions to get back to living our best lives as soon as we can– travel, time with friends and family, in-person school– might I suggest some resolutions for families of college-bound children? I’ve divided them by age range to make it easy for…

FAFSA Schools vs Profile Schools

Students for whom financial aid is a priority will in many cases be better served by focusing on schools that use the FAFSA and not the CSS Profile. Likewise, a student whose first choice school uses the Profile and is out of reach financially would be well-served in the financial aid appeals process to find a competitive school that uses…

Are you a Freshman?

YES YOU ARE! If you’re applying to college as a high school senior, you should apply as an incoming freshman. Regardless of your AP credits, community college attendance (while in high school), IB Diploma or anything else that might have you on a less-than-four-year path through college, apply as a freshman, not a transfer student. Why? Because freshmen get more…