Report Once you have received your Student Aid Report or SAR, be sure to review it carefully to determine that the information listed is accurate.  Often, colleges and universities accepts your application based on the information listed on this report to determine the amount of money you will be awarded. This can affect your decision […]

A New Twist On Financial Aid Tips For Filling Out The FAFSA Form Austin Lesch will graduate from high school in Bethesda, Md., this spring. He’s already filled out applications for nine colleges and universities, and now he and his parents will turn to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), used to determine federal […]

Financial Aid Process One of the most common mistake many students and parents make is assuming that they can’t afford a college education.  Don’t be intimidated or discouraged by cost of college until you can determine how much financial aid is available to you.  Since financial aid is comprised of grants, scholarships, student loans and […]

The Truth About Statistics A top college in California has admitted to sending exaggerated SAT scores to college-ranking services. The scandal is raising serious questions about how much we can trust those rankings, which are extremely important for schools and many students. Claremont McKenna College is ranked the ninth best liberal arts college in the […]

Top 10 College Application Mistakes Senior year is hectic, but don’t let that affect the quality of your college applications. Take your time, pay attention to detail and plan ahead so you can meet the deadlines.  Following are some of the top responses from counselors and admissions staff who shared the most common mistakes on […]

FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY – WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW Three basic ingredients determine   how   much   need- based aid your child is eligible for. The  cost  of  the  school  your child  is  considering  or  already attending.  Every     school calculates     its     “cost     of attendance”   or   “COA”   based on  federal  guidelines.  As  you might   expect,   many   private colleges   have  […]