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Is the new FAFSA as frightening as we imagine?

Ghouls and goblins aren’t the only thing lurking around the corner this season. Big changes are coming to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and they may be just as frightening! The FAFSA Simplification Act has resulted in many changes meant to make it easier for students to file. The application is being Read More

College Affordability Survey Results

The cost of college continues to increase faster than inflation. Many families are concerned about how they are going to pay for their kids college. A recent survey on College Affordability was conducted by Discover Student Loans. Here are a few highlights:

Local Scholarship Committee Suggestions

Numerous organizations raise funds to provide high school seniors with scholarship money. A lot of hard work, dedication, and a sincere desire to support the students is involved. Students are encouraged to keep a list of potential scholarships, apply on time, follow all directions, and make sure all required documents are submitted. This is taking Read More

Three Ways to Enhance Financial Aid Award Letters

There have been concerns and many formal and informal discussions related to making the financial aid notifications that students and families receive easier to understand. Like all professions, financial aid has its own terminology and this can affect the communication that takes place between colleges, universities and prospective students.  Below are three ways to enhance Read More

How to take advantage of today’s college award landscape and obtain higher awards – Free Archived Webinar

The College Solution hosted a great webinar recently with Lynn O’Shaughnessy (founder of the College Solution) and Mark Salisbury (creator of TuitionFit). In the presentation they discussed how TuitionFit, which is a free tool, can help counselors, students and parents get access to real award letters from schools across the country. They also have a Read More

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