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5 FAFSA Tips for Applicants With Divorced Parents
Paying for College

5 FAFSA Tips for Applicants With Divorced Parents

Completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be complicated enough, but when you add divorced parents, st…

Webinar Recap: FAFSA and Paying for College 101
Paying for College

FAFSA and Paying for College 101

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2022-2021 academic year opens next week, on October 1, 2021.

For coll…

FAFSA and CSS Profile for Better Scholarship Chances?
Preparing for College

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?
Applying to College

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?
Applying to College

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
Applying to College

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!
Applying to College

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 …

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

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?
Applying to College

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?
Applying to College

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?
Applying to College

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…

Help ... Our EFC is Way Too High!
Applying to College

Help ... Our EFC is Way Too High!

Question: I receive disability payments but the online EFC calculator tells me that our family 's Expected Contribution is $33,00…

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