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Understanding FAFSA Verification: Maximizing Your Chances of Receiving Financial Aid - College Financial Aid Advisors

Understanding FAFSA Verification: Maximizing Your Chances of Receiving Financial Aid

Why You Should Respond to Financial Aid Verification Requests Quickly Throughout the college admissions and financial aid application season, one of the most worrying emails you can receive is a request for more information. But, I’m here to tell you that a request for extra documentation is not a reason to panic! You might see …

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A Full List of College Admissions and Financial Aid Application Deadlines for High School Students - College Financial Aid Advisors

A Full List of College Admissions and Financial Aid Application Deadlines for High School Students

Learn Which Deadlines to Track During College Application Season The fall is one of the busiest times of year for high school seniors who are applying to college. There’s normal school work and extracurriculars, as well as the various deadlines for applications and financial aid. It’s a lot for any student to keep track of.  …

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What to Do With Your FAFSA When Your Income Changes for Better Financial Aid Packages? - College Financial Aid Advisors

What to Do With Your FAFSA When Your Income Changes for Better Financial Aid Packages?

How to Update Your Financial Aid Application to Reflect Your Current Income One of the most important steps in applying to college is completing the FAFSA, which will open in December. What many families don’t realize is that the FAFSA uses federal income tax information from the previous year to calculate financial aid eligibility. That …

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A Full List of College Admissions and Financial Aid Application Deadlines for High School Students

A Full List of College Admissions and Financial Aid Application Deadlines for High School Students

The fall is one of the busiest times of year for high school seniors who are applying to college. There’s normal school work and extracurriculars, as well as the various deadlines for applications and financial aid. It’s a lot for any student to keep track of.  Yet, it’s important to track the deadlines so that …

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How to Follow-Up On Your College Applications

End-of-Year College Application Tips

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 deadlines have passed, and most regular deadlines fall somewhere …

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How the CSS Profile Can Help Your Student Find More Money for College

While the focus of financial aid applications is often the FAFSA, it’s important to understand that some schools require students complete the CSS Profile to receive non-federal financial aid. In fact, 400+ colleges and scholarship programs use the CSS Profile. Your student should confirm whether or not they need to file the CSS Profile and …

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Your Guide to Filing the 2024-2025 FAFSA

Fall can be a challenging time for high school seniors with college applications, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (otherwise known as FAFSA), and searching for scholarships. The 2024-2025 FAFSA will come online in December, which will condense this year’s application cycle, so it’s important to be on top of getting this task off …

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What You Need to Know to File the CSS Profile This Fall

The fall is a wonderful and busy time of year – especially if you’re a student applying for college. All of a sudden, your calendar is filled with deadlines for school applications and financial aid applications. Almost all families will be completing the FAFSA this winter. Some families may also need to complete the CSS …

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Demystifying Financial Aid: Key Terms Every High School Senior Should Know

For many high school seniors, the reality about balancing school, life, and even work may be settling in as the first month of classes finishes up. Work, school, and a social life are all important uses of their time – especially during their “last” year of school. But, for many of these students, they’re about …

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