Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016
In the world of social media, tweets, Facebook, Vine... it’s easy to forget that colleges often keep track of their schools’ social media mentions. Check out this interesting article, posted by the New York Times regarding your college applications...
Your College Counseling Team
They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets.
At Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Me., admissions officers are still talking about the high school senior who attended a campus information session last year for prospective students. Throughout the presentation, she apparently posted disparaging comments on Twitter about her fellow attendees, repeatedly using a common expletive.
Perhaps she hadn’t realized that colleges keep track of their social media mentions. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/10/business/they-loved-your-gpa-then-they-saw-your-tweets.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Financial Aid Spotlight
Changes to the 2017-2018 FAFSA
Starting the Fall of 2016:
- Students will be able to file for aid beginning Oct. 1—a full three months earlier than previously allowed.
- And for the first time, applicants will use prior-prior year (PPY) tax information when reporting personal and family income.
Previously, the FAFSA used the previous year’s tax data. Beginning in October 2016 (for aid applications for the 2017-18 award year), the White House will allow students to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using prior-prior year (PPY) tax data.
Check out this NEW Video: Applying for Financial Aid Doesn't Have to Be Scary!