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“HOW YOUR INCOME AND ASSETS IMPACT HOW MUCH FINANCIAL AID YOU GET”

If you have or are currently filling out financial aid paperwork, it sure can be confusing trying to understand how your financial data is considered to calculate your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC). Check out the Forbes article below for a detailed look at how different savings and asset values are viewed: How Your Income And Assets… Continue reading “HOW YOUR INCOME AND ASSETS IMPACT HOW MUCH FINANCIAL AID YOU GET”

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“COLLEGES THAT CLAIM TO MEET FULL FINANCIAL NEED”

For students applying for financial aid, receiving a package that actually meets your financial need to attend college is extremely important. Below is a U.S. News & World Report article that documents the 66 institutions which reported that they meet the full financial need of their admitted students. This means that after a student submits required… Continue reading “COLLEGES THAT CLAIM TO MEET FULL FINANCIAL NEED”

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NEW FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION PROCESS (“PPY” OR “PRIOR-PRIOR YEAR” TAX INFORMATION)

Beginning in the fall of 2016, the timeline to apply for financial aid is changing. Previously, families (US citizens and permanent residents) would wait until after January 1st to start filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with income and tax information for the calendar year that just concluded. (Often, tax information would have to… Continue reading NEW FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION PROCESS (“PPY” OR “PRIOR-PRIOR YEAR” TAX INFORMATION)

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PARENTS’ COLLEGE WORKSHOP RECAP

Thank you to all the families that attended Saturday’s 5th Form Parents’ College Workshop. Also, a very big thanks to Dean Weisenburger, who traveled down from Lewiston, ME, to run the program for us! It was great to meet you all, and we hope the program was demystifying and illuminating. If you were not able… Continue reading PARENTS’ COLLEGE WORKSHOP RECAP

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5TH FORM PARENTS’ COLLEGE WORKSHOP

5th Form Parents’ College Workshop This Saturday, February 13th, Leigh Weisenburger, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Bates College, will lead our 5th Form parents through a comprehensive look at selective college admissions and financial aid during our annual Parents’ College Workshop. Don’t miss this great opportunity to become more informed about the college process… Continue reading 5TH FORM PARENTS’ COLLEGE WORKSHOP