We’re headed into the home stretch for seniors, between struggling with college applications, essays, regular homework, teacher recommendations and those “Back To School” nights…
…Not to mention the official October 1 opening of Financial Aid Season, when the FAFSA and CSS Profile come out (less than two weeks!).
That’s why stress levels for Class of 2017 kids and parents these days are as high as Snoop Dogg!
(Note: I thought about substituting “Gary Johnson” but went with Snoop Dogg instead. Each made me giggle.)
Permit me to throw out three quickie, important tips:
Trust your recommenders, guidance counselors to do their jobs – writing up your letters, sending your transcripts to EVERY college…but VERIFY. A little paranoia goes a long way.
Get a handle on your financial aid deadlines – they vary by school! Look ‘em up on each college’s website.
Also get a handle on WHICH FORMS each college requires, some want only the FAFSA, others want the CSS Profile also (NOT “in lieu of” the FAFSA, in addition to), still others have their own or additional forms
Failure to do any or all of the above could result in needlessly shooting yourself in the foot re: getting into your top choice colleges, or getting the grants, scholarships and other financial aid you otherwise deserve!
Here’s a list of upcoming events that we’re holding to help you cope, whether you’re Class of 2017, 2018 or younger.
- College Finance & Admissions “Secrets” Workshops – Sea Cliff this Thursday September 22, more events in Huntington, Setauket, Bayside and other far away lands.
- College Talk Tuesday – online each week, 12:00 pm ET, sign up for notifications at CollegeTalkTuesday.live (our Facebook page, please like, comment, share!)
- FAQ Us Friday! I talked Pearl into doing a half hour “Frequently Asked” and “Should Be Asked” questions show, Fridays, 1:00 pm ET, also at CollegeTalkTuesday.live (post your questions there. Seriously, why the FAQ wouldn’t you?)
Please forward this notice around to any/all parents who could use it!!!
-Andy “Crunch Time” Lockwood