Financial Aid Applications

Financial Aid Applications

Colleges require one or more of the following applications to apply for federal, state and institutional financial aid. In light of Covid-19, deadlines may have changed or vary from last year. Missing them can mean missing out on financial aid you would have been...
Ask the Expert: Virtual College Search

Ask the Expert: Virtual College Search

Q.My child is entering her senior year of high school, and obviously college visits are out. How can parents support the totally virtual college search? A.This is a question close to my heart because I have a daughter who’s a rising senior, too. My advice comes from...
Ask the Expert: Searching for Colleges in the COVID Era

Ask the Expert: Waitlists

Q.My high school senior was waitlisted at one of the colleges they applied to. What happens next?   A.First, provide encouragement. A wait list offer means the college would like to admit the student if a space opens up—they should feel great about that! We...
Ask the Expert: Building the College List

Ask the Expert: Building the College List

Q.What’s the right number of colleges to apply to?   A. We’ve seen an increasing trend of students applying to more and more colleges—it’s not uncommon to find students applying to over ten or fifteen schools these days. However, the true driver of success...