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Despite our best efforts in the professional college financial aid advisement business, there are still far too many families that miss out on the financial aid they deserve. They think they don’t qualify, or don’t have the time or computer access needed to work through...

Some high school seniors are still feeling the pressure of getting their college applications completed. Maybe they aren’t sure of their final college choice yet, or haven’t discussed the money part with their parents, but there isn’t much procrastination room remaining. Early decision and early action...

The tension is building and the excitement is palpable in many households as college acceptance letters start arriving for students who completed the FAFSA and filed for early decision/early action admissions. These notices may come electronically or via snail mail, so be sure to look...

An article in the Washington Post reported that college financial aid administrators are mystified by this year’s increase in FAFSA verification requests. Although there were some difficulties with the IRS Data Retrieval Tool earlier this year, it was once again available when families started to...

As high school seniors and their parents travel the college path, they come across many strange acronyms. You might have met some of these when you went to complete the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, using the DRT, or IRS Data Retrieval...

You know the old saying that “timing is everything,” but does that rule really apply when it comes to the college admissions process? Some high school seniors rush to get their applications filled out as quickly as possible, while others don’t get everything completed until...