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FAFSA and CSS Profile for Better Scholarship Chances?

FAFSA and CSS Profile for Better Scholarship Chances?

My son is a senior in the IB program and is almost ready to complete his Common App. He is considered an international student (G…
Athletic Scholarship for Div. 3 Athlete?

Athletic Scholarship for Div. 3 Athlete?

Question: I'm about to start my senior year in high school, and my coach said that I am good enough to play Division 3 Softball i…

Will Older Child's Merit Scholarship Hurt #2's Aid Award?

Will Older Child's Merit Scholarship Hurt #2's Aid Award?

Question: We have two college-bound children and we will not qualify for need-based aid. The first one has very high scores and h…

Figuring Out Financial Aid

Figuring Out Financial Aid

If you are a high school senior applying to college, the closer you get to the end of the year, the closer you'll be getting to t…

Help! I Miswrote My Name on the SAT!

Help! I Miswrote My Name on the SAT!

Question: I have mistakenly written my last name as first name and first name as last name on the SAT reasoning test. What can I …

What to Do about the Cost of College

What to Do about the Cost of College

I was looking through my personal library the other day and found an old paperback that I had purchased when I was in high school…

Will Separated Dad's Income Be Counted at FinAid Time?

Will Separated Dad's Income Be Counted at FinAid Time?

Question: My ex and I have been separated for 9 years but have never gotten divorced. My ex pays child support, but I have full …

Why Do Merit Aid Applications Ask About EFC?

Why Do Merit Aid Applications Ask About EFC?

Question: On a MERIT based scholarship, why do they ask for the EFC? My husband and I have been very frugal and have enough money…

Is Extra Income for Mom Worth a Higher EFC?

Is Extra Income for Mom Worth a Higher EFC?

Question: My son has a decent financial aid package with a large grant, work-study, and subsidized Stafford and Perkins loans. (W…

We don't think we'll qualify for need-based aid. Do we apply anyway?

We don't think we'll qualify for need-based aid. Do we apply anyway?

Question: We are a family that is unlikely to qualify for need-based financial aid. We are getting mixed signals as to whether we…

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