The True Cost of College

The True Cost of College

If you are new to the college application process, understanding the financial aid process to determine your true cost of college can be confusing, especially when making comparisons between multiple colleges and universities.  And for many families, the financial...
What to Know About the CSS Profile

What to Know About the CSS Profile

Even if you are new to the financial aid process, you’ve most likely heard of the FAFSA. But this might be the first time you are hearing about the “other” financial aid form, the CSS Profile. Used by roughly 400 institutions, the CSS Profile helps colleges,...
Comparing Financial Aid Award Letters

Comparing Financial Aid Award Letters

As you weigh your college decision options, we know many of you are comparing multiple financial aid award letters.  Unfortunately, this process can sometimes feel overwhelming.  Many colleges and universities have their unique award letter structure and communicate...
Ask the Expert: Financial Aid Appeals

Ask the Expert: Financial Aid Appeals

Updated March 2021 Q.Our family’s financial situation has changed since we completed the financial aid applications. Can we appeal our financial aid award?   A.The Covid 19 pandemic has brought this question to the fore. If affordability is a concern,...