Important FAFSA Changes

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FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a form that is to be prepared annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid. There is roughly $150 billion dollars of federal financial assistance in the form of grants, work-study, and loans  [read more] …

Common Application Updates

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Each year the Common Application (CA) increases its reach. There are now 700 colleges who accept it and last year there were 942,000 students from 210 countries who utilized it to submit over 4 million applications. Students averaged 4.7 applications each. The size and scope of this service is breathtaking. CA 2016-17 will launch on  [read more] …

Merry Mix-up: Improving College Options

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It is the time of year when homeschooled high school students are making plans for next year’s academic schedule. As they get into upper level classes there is the temptation, whether for logistical convenience or financial savings, to take all their classes at the local community college. Some kids get so involved on campus that  [read more] …

Summer Sojourn

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Thoughtful parents walk a fine line when helping their children plan summertime. We do want those in-between months to be enriching. We hope they will pump a needed breath of fresh air into our days. We need them to provide a creative pause in our child’s life (and our life as well). However, in certain  [read more] …