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SAVE THE DATES: 5TH FORM PARENTS’ COLLEGE WORKSHOP – FEBRUARY 10-11, 2017

SAVE THE DATES: FEBRUARY 10-11, 2017 5TH FORM PARENTS’ COLLEGE WORKSHOP On the evening of Friday, February 10th, and morning of Saturday, February 11th, the College Counseling Office will hold our annual 5th Form Parents’ College Workshop. This year we are welcoming four highly accomplished admissions representatives: Grace Chapin, Associate Director of Admissions, University of… Continue reading SAVE THE DATES: 5TH FORM PARENTS’ COLLEGE WORKSHOP – FEBRUARY 10-11, 2017

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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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NEWS UPDATE: “IN OVERTURE TO SANDERS, CLINTON UNVEILS COLLEGE COSTS PLAN”

Regardless to what political views you have of our presidential candidates, the topics of the cost of tuition at higher ed institutions and student loan debt have been debated heavily and are issues that many believe need to be fixed during the next presidential term. Yesterday, Hillary Clinton unveiled her plan to lower these with… Continue reading NEWS UPDATE: “IN OVERTURE TO SANDERS, CLINTON UNVEILS COLLEGE COSTS PLAN”

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HOW TO INTERPRET A FINANCIAL AID AWARD LETTER

So you’ve been admitted to a school, but you and your family are trying to figure out what that financial aid award letter is actually saying. Net price? COA? How is net cost different than net price? Check out the article below for a comprehensive yet easy-to-understand breakdown of financial aid awards: How to Read… Continue reading HOW TO INTERPRET A FINANCIAL AID AWARD LETTER

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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