What Is a Good GPA? How High School Grades Affect College Applications
Academics

What Is a Good GPA? How High School Grades Affect College Applications

Amanda Holland Amanda Holland- December 2, 2021 0

High school GPA is one of the most important parts of a student’s college application packet. Schools view this number as an indication of academic ... Read More

Are Ivy League Schools Worth It? A Father Shares His Advice
College Admissions

Are Ivy League Schools Worth It? A Father Shares His Advice

Patrick Nachtigall Patrick Nachtigall- November 17, 2021 0

This story was first published in our Paying for College 101 Facebook community. It’s been edited for clarity and flow. I went through the college ... Read More

Teacher Tips: How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation for College
College prep

Teacher Tips: How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation for College

Amanda Holland Amanda Holland- November 11, 2021 0

Two of our community members offer their advice. This story was first published in our Paying for College 101 Facebook community. It’s been edited for ... Read More

What Is FAFSA and How Does It Work?
Finance

What Is FAFSA and How Does It Work?

Amanda Holland Amanda Holland- November 11, 2021 0

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is one of the most important components of the college application. This document is what schools use ... Read More

The Four Most Common Myths Families Hear on the Road to College
College Admissions

The Four Most Common Myths Families Hear on the Road to College

Susan F. Paterno Susan F. Paterno- October 19, 2021 0

Excerpted from Game On: Why College Admission is Rigged and How to Beat the System by Susan F. Paterno by Susan Paterno. Copyright © 2021 ... Read More

A Guide to Preparing for College Admissions Testing
College Admissions

A Guide to Preparing for College Admissions Testing

Amanda Holland Amanda Holland- October 18, 2021 0

Many high school students find college admissions testing stressful, but the right preparation can ensure a positive test day experience and good scores. There are ... Read More

Tips for How to Fill Out the FAFSA, the CSS Profile, and Other Aid Forms
Applications

Tips for How to Fill Out the FAFSA, the CSS Profile, and Other Aid Forms

Kalman A. Chany Kalman A. Chany- October 13, 2021 1

by Kalman A. Chany, author, The Princeton Review’s Paying for College, and President, Campus Consultants Inc. Applying for financial aid can be a confusing and ... Read More

How to Apply for Financial Aid for College
Financial aid

How to Apply for Financial Aid for College

Kalman A. Chany Kalman A. Chany- September 30, 2021 2

by Kalman A. Chany, author, The Princeton Review’s Paying for College. The financial aid application process can seem overwhelming. There is all this new and ... Read More

The Ultimate College Application Checklist
Applications

The Ultimate College Application Checklist

Amanda Holland Amanda Holland- September 24, 2021 0

The fall of your child’s senior year of high school is the time to start the college application process. It will give your student the ... Read More

How Does Financial Aid Work? Understanding the System
Financial aid

How Does Financial Aid Work? Understanding the System

Kalman A. Chany Kalman A. Chany- September 23, 2021 1

By Kalman A. Chany, author of The Princeton Review’s Paying for College. ​Applying for financial aid has never been more difficult and competitive given the high ... Read More