Most students heave a sigh of relief after they click on the college application submit button.

Some of these same students find themselves in a panic when they learn that components of their application package may not have arrived at the admissions office.

As a college consultant, I advise all my ...

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as the FAFSA, is your passport to valuable sources of federal, state and college-based financial aid. But if you don’t fill it out, you could lose out on potential grants, scholarships and low-interest federal student loans. Even more t...


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: ...

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...

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...

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