The CSS Profile is an application you fill out online to determine whether you qualify for non-federal aid. (To apply for federal aid fill out the FAFSA.

How is the CSS Profile Different From FAFSA?

  • Although CSS is often compared to FAFSA, here are the key differences between the two: ...
Several concerning enrollment trends are holding strong as the latest, and more comprehensive, 
data show. 
Experts and advocates are particularly worried about community colleges. 
The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center has bad news. Again.

Its latest fall 2020 enrollment re...

The orange invasion is back. Stores have once again exploded with pumpkin spice—and this year it started long before Labor Day. From craft beers and cereal to coffee and candles, it’s everywhere you turn. To be honest, I am not a fan, but I know some people who eagerly anticipate its re...

Starting Oct. 1, current and prospective college  students  and their families can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, otherwise known as the FAFSA, for their share of $150 billion in federal student aid (including grants, loans...

  No matter how stellar your transcript, no matter how mastered your extracurricular activities, no matter how lyrical your essay—no application is complete without your SAT scores.

So how do you make sure your SAT scores are sent properly, at the right time, and with only the scores you ar...


While most colleges at the top of the rankings saw little movement, others in the middle saw significant jumps and slides.

U.S. News Ranks 2021 Best Colleges

 

Princeton University in New Jersey again ranked at No. 1 in the National Universities rankings

HIGHER EDUCATION CAN BE a vast and conf...

If high school seniors want to graduate, they have to complete a FAFSA in these states now.

According to a federal study released last year, there are many reasons why students don’t complete the FAFSA: a majority of families believe that they can cover the cost of school on their own or that they wo...

A gradually emerging revolution in college admission is on the cusp of taking flight.

Since Angela Duckworth's TED talk on grit in 2013, growing number of educators are paying attention to character education, the role of character in shaping the culture of a campus and what personal attrib...

All students benefit from the opportunity to seek a well-matched college setting through one-on-one GUIDANCE with an experienced and professional independent educational consultant (IEC) Here are SIX types of students who benefit from IEC guidance

1 High-achievers: Students who...

In light of cancellations for many spring and summer ACT and SAT exams because of COVID-19, a number of colleges have decided to shift to a test-optional admissions process for the 2020-21 admissions cycle.

Limited testing availability for both the ACT and SAT this fall, and the d...

Two-year colleges offer many benefits to students, including affordability and convenience.

The traditional four-year college experience isn't for everyone. Some students aren't sure what they want to study, while others are looking for a more affordable education. Many students study fo...

Nicholas Johnson

Johnson is the first black valedictorian in Princeton’s history.

He said he appreciates the encouragement he has received at Princeton in developing his academic interests. The University’s support through opportunities including international internships and cultural immersion trips ...

Students in the United States are graduating from high school and completing college at the highest rates in decades. On the surface, these growing education levels seem to offer reason to celebrate. But a closer look reveals a widening income and employment gap between high school grad...

The good news is that deferring your college admission for a year has never been easier or more acceptable. Universities and colleges are recognizing that gap years can result in a more mature, dedicated student body that brings with it a wealth of diverse experiences. That means that they are more ...

It’s almost time to fill out college applications, wait, but even before that, students need to write their supplemental essays and the angst-producing Great American stresser, the Common Application essay. Starting to brainstorm essay topics and create first drafts of essays is an excellent way for...

ACT AND SAT dates in March, April, May, and June 2020 have been cancelled due to COVID-19. If you’ve been caught in these cancellations, you’re probably feeling pretty stressed out. When will you get to retake your test? And is there a special process for registering for the SAT after cancellation?&...

There’s been plenty of bad news lately, so here’s a little bit of good news. Whether you’re a current student loan recipient or hoping to obtain loans for your education in the future, take heart: the new Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes measures to help student lo...

The College Board has canceled the May 2nd SAT test date, and also stated that "Makeup exams for the March 14th administration (scheduled March 28th) are also canceled. Registered students will receive refunds." This comes after the March 14th, 2020 SAT administration was canceled in l...
Schools across the US are responding to concerns over the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by canceling large gatherings, including campus visits and admitted student weekends.
For most high school juniors across the country and around the world, January signifies two things: the beginning of the second semester and the unofficial start of "The Process." Don't let that stress you out too much, though. Now's a good time to just reserve a little bit of mental s...