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FAFSA 101: New Changes and What They Mean For Your $

It is important to plan ahead with the FAFSA. With an impending deadline, there are important updates that you must be aware of. Understanding these new changes can help you complete your FAFSA application so that it can provide you with the best financial aid possible.  As normal, you must first start with your Financial … Continue reading FAFSA 101: New Changes and What They Mean For Your $

On Colleges: Hidden Gems Series

Smaller liberal arts colleges offer an enriching, top-tier education that you may not be familiar with. A new liberal arts college will be added to this post to give you a chance to read about each one. Amherst College Established in 1821 by Congregational clergy and the citizens of Amherst, Amherst is a liberal arts … Continue reading On Colleges: Hidden Gems Series

Non-Custodial Parent Waivers: What to expect, how to complete them, and how to get your supplementary information.

For students that only have one custodial parent, financial aid applications can be quite scary, let alone complicated. I am hoping that with this article, we can lessen the burden that first-generation and low-income students face during the college application and financial aid process. 

3 Tips for Writing College Admission Essays

It’s that time of the year, and rising seniors are usually spending their summer months writing - or at least, thinking - about what their college essay is going to look like. I’ve previously written about ways you can find inspiration for these essays, and in this post, I’ll be talking about general tips for these challenging parts of the college application process.

Finding Inspiration When Writing College Admission Essays

When applying for colleges, many colleges ask applicants to submit personal essays. These essays answer prompts, which range from a variety of questions that allow every student to submit an essay that tells the admissions team about themselves. However, despite the choices and creativity that the prompts allow, many students often find themselves staring at a blank screen for weeks, not knowing what to write. The process is a time-taking one, to say the least, and requires much thought and revision. Colleges can place great importance in these essays, as it is often the most personal aspect of your application and the only one where they can directly hear from you.