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About that Facebook Live Event…

My apologies to anyone who tried to access my event on Facebook yesterday. The short story is, the stream went to the wrong place and when you’re in the middle of a live interview there isn’t much you can do to change that! The recording is available here so you can watch it at your convenience. (The part where I…

Ask the Experts Series

I’m starting a Facebook Live series to address a broader range of topics related to college planning and hope you’ll check it out! Starting next Tuesday, May 5, I’ll host a weekly interview with an expert in one of the many areas of college planning. And we will of course include time for your questions. Next week’s guest is Julia…

College Admissions Status Update

NACAC has created a page, here, for high school students to track admissions-related information for colleges, including changes to acceptance or deposit deadlines and availability of campus visits, along with links to the school’s Coronavirus information page. You can of course get this information directly from your school(s) too.

Comparing Financial Aid Offers

Comparing financial aid award letters from different schools can be confusing. Although there is a standard set of information that should be included– total Cost of Attendance, gift aid offered, loans and work study as applicable– each school has its own format for the letter including where certain elements are listed and whether the award lists your EFC so you…

What Year? (2020 Edition)

It’s hard keeping track of what matters when in the prior-prior year world of the FAFSA and CSS Profile. Here is a table summarizing tax year and asset dates for the next few college years: School Year 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027 FAFSA/ PROFILE Income Tax Year 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 Assets As Of Oct*…