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Tips for comparing financial aid offers between colleges shared by college financial aid advisor Jodi Okun

What to Keep in Mind When Comparing Financial Aid Offers from Your Top Colleges

As spring blooms around us, college acceptance letters and financial aid offers are beginning to arrive for students who didn’t apply for early admission at their colleges of choice. It’s such an exciting – and stressful – time as students make their final decisions about where to spend the next four years of their lives. …

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How to finish preparing for college attendance: tips to help your student pay for college from financial aid advisor Jodi Okun

How to Finish Preparing for College Attendance: Tips to Help Pay for School

For many families of high school seniors, the college acceptance process can feel tiring – and long. It’s not surprising! The process begins before senior year even starts, with college visits and lists being made. Next, it’s filing the actual application and FAFSA (which has been its own experience this year!), and then finally in …

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How to Decide Which College Campuses to Visit Before Applying in the Fall

How to Decide Which College Campuses to Visit Before Applying in the Fall

One of the most exciting parts of the college application process is actually deciding where to apply. There’s so many options! As spring break and summer vacation arrive, it can be a perfect time of year to schedule college visits. College visits are a great way to actually see which campuses might be a good …

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3 things to know about financial aid for high school juniors shared by Jodi Okun of College Financial Aid Advisors

3 Things to Know About Financial Aid for High School Juniors

Students of all ages know that attending school is about learning new things! College is a chance to focus on a specialized area of study. But, before you can begin this new adventure, there’s a lot to do. There’s an application process and forms you need to file to pay for your college education. Whether …

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What to Consider When Choosing Your College by National College Decision Day - College Financial Aid Advisors

What to Consider When Choosing Your College by National College Decision Day

College Decision Day is May 1st – and believe it or not, this exciting day will be here before you know it! While some students who applied for early acceptance are sitting back, comfortable in the knowledge of where they’re going for their college journey, other students may not be. Whether you’re just unsure about …

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The 2024-2025 FAFSA is Live - Or Is It? - College Financial Aid Advisors

The 2024-2025 FAFSA is Live – Or Is It?

A Soft Launch of This Year’s Financial Aid Application is Causing Frustration For months, parents, students, and financial aid experts alike have been waiting for the 2024-2025 FAFSA to go live. The Education Department opened the FAFSA this month – in a soft launch that’s causing confusion and frustration for applicants. While the application is …

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Borrowing Smartly for College: What High School Juniors Need to Know - College Financial Aid Advisors

Borrowing Smartly for College: What High School Juniors Need to Know

How to Start Preparing for College Applications in the Fall High school juniors are now halfway through their junior year of high school. For 6 months, they’ve been balancing your scholastic, athletic, family and personal activities. Now, it’s time to start thinking about college admissions and financial aid. As of this moment, they have only …

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FAFSA Changes Have Made Filing for College Money Easier - College Financial Aid Advisors

Changes to the 2024-2025 FAFSA Have Made Filing for College Money Easier

How Finding Money for College Is Now Easier Than Ever For the last 40+ years, students and families have been frustrated by the process of filing the FAFSA. This single document is the key to funding a college education, yet it’s been one of the most notoriously difficult documents to file. Many families often decide …

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