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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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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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Everything You Need to Complete Your 2024-2025 FAFSA

The FAFSA is coming. For the 2024-2025 application cycle, the FAFSA will be released in December. If you’re attending college in the fall of 2024, then you’ll likely need to complete the FAFSA this winter. Be sure to review your college’s website to make sure you don’t have any other components to file. Sometimes schools …

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How to Prep for the 2024-2025 FAFSA This Fall

Fall marks the beginning of the school year for students nationwide. For high school seniors, the fall also marks the beginning of college application season. As we all know, time moves faster once all of the activities and classes begin. Now is the best time to start preparing and getting ahead of those college and …

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Federal Tax Information: What It Is and What You Need to Know

One of the biggest changes with the 2024-2025 FAFSA is how Federal Tax Information (FTI) is gathered during the application process. FTI is any tax return or return information received from the Internal Revenue Service and is important for determining income, eligibility, income-driven repayment plan options, and more through the FAFSA process. Starting this year, …

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Did the Updates to the 2024-2025 FAFSA Actually Make It Better?

It’s been 40 years since the last major overhaul of the FAFSA application. To say it’s over due would be an understatement. If you need a reminder, FAFSA is the application every college student should file for financial aid assistance as a freshman and throughout college. The information on this application helps to determine your …

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