Academic Tip of the Month – Financial Aid Applications

our Facebook page and it quickly became the most shared post of 2015. This is clearly an area where many families are confused about the process and I want to post some helpful resources here for you. This is MOST critical for seniors as the best time to apply for financial aid is earlier in the calendar year (I recommend during the month of January if possible). This requires some planning and getting at least the majority of your taxes completed or at least a solid estimate completed in time to finish the application. Don’t forget, there is literally MILLIONS of dollars out there that you may qualify for – don’t leave money on the table!

***Junior families, this is a good reminder that in 2016, it is helpful to think ahead and finish all of your tax paperwork in order to apply in January of 2017.

Here are some of my favorite financial aid resources:

  1. FinAid

  2. Forbes Guide to FAFSA & CSS Profile

  3. Top 10 Tips

  4. NY Times * Numerous great articles on NY Times – just search “NYTimes Financial Aid

If you’re a senior or a parent of a senior, don’t forget that Financial Aid applications are best submitted in the… Posted by The Rugger’s Edge on Monday, December 28, 2015

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