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How Home Equity Affects The CSS Profile

How Home Equity Affects the CSS Profile. Will the equity you’ve built in your home impact...

4 min 11/17/2022

College Applications and Financial Aid for Transgender Students

A Transgender Student’s Guide to Shopping, Applying And Paying For College. While more and more students...

4 min 11/01/2022

Net Price Calculators: Part of the Problem, Not the Solution

Our core belief at CAP is that students and families can make smart, fiscally sound...

4 min 10/24/2022

FAFSA Changes 2023-24: What You Need To Know

The Federal Student Aid office recently announced FAFSA changes that will go into effect for...

4 min 10/07/2022

2023-2024 CSS Profile Dos, Don’ts, and Updates

The 2023-2024 CSS Profile is available on October 1, 2022. Before you dive head first...

3 min 09/30/2022

CAP Data Update! Admissions, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

“Have you started looking at colleges yet?” I remember asking my daughter this question 3...

3 min 09/28/2022

How to Make a College Education Affordable

Flip or scroll through the news, and it won't take you long to find some...

4 min 09/19/2022

What Divorced, Separated and Two Household Families Need To Know About the FAFSA and CSS Profile

What Divorced, Separated and Two Household Families Need To Know About the FAFSA and CSS...

09/13/2022

Can High SAT Scores Help Your College Admission Chances?

High SAT scores can be very advantageous in your student’s college search process. They can...

09/12/2022

The 3 Different Types of Expected Family Contribution Explained

  Need-Based Financial Aid Let's drill down a little bit further on need-based financial aid. As a...

3 min 09/08/2022

When Your Expected Family Contribution is Too High

When Your Expected Family Contribution is Too High When your expected family contribution is too high...

4 min 09/07/2022

Pros and Cons Of Test-Optional College Admissions

Pros and Cons Of Test-Optional College Admissions For years, students and parents have railed against the...

09/07/2022

All About the Money: 3 Important Financial Questions You Should be Asking When Picking a College

College is an investment. And like all other investments, you should expect to get a great...

09/07/2022

Research and Compare 529 Plans

Browse 529 plans by state   A 529 Plan is a college savings account that is funded...

09/07/2022

What Expenses Can Be Paid from a 529 Plan?

Up to this point, parents have SAVED for college and SHOPPED for college. Suddenly, you...

09/07/2022

Grandparents and 529 College Savings Plans: What You Need to Know

Grandparents want to help. They see the expense ahead for their kids to pay for...

09/07/2022

What’s a 529 Plan? 5 Easy Ways to Start Saving For College

It’s no secret that college tuition is continuing to increase dramatically year over year. For...

09/07/2022

What ACT or SAT Score Will Get You a Full-Ride Scholarship To The School Of Your Dreams?

There are still colleges in the United States that offer full-ride scholarships to attract students...

3 min 09/06/2022

How Will I Know If I Qualify For Need-Based Financial Aid?

Will we qualify for need-based financial aid for college? – A question on the minds...

09/06/2022

Prior-Prior Year (PPY) : What It Is and Why It Matters to College Financial Aid

It seems like in the world of financial aid there's always one question that bubbles...

09/05/2022

Understanding the Expected Family Contribution in FAFSA

Have you heard the term Expected Family Contribution on TV or on social media and...

09/05/2022

How The Class of 2023 Can Pave An Affordable Path To College

If you’re the parent of a rising high school junior or senior, this blog is...

09/05/2022

Does Saving for College Reduce Financial Aid?

Parents regularly express frustration to me, for having been penalized for saving for their child’s...

09/05/2022

What You Need to Know About College Application Season

The fall 2023 enrollment season is here! This time brings a flurry of excitement, nerves,...

09/05/2022

Winning the College Finance Game: Maximize Your Family’s Financial Aid Package

First thing's first – don’t feel ashamed if you’re more than a little intimidated by...

09/05/2022

Do You Still Need Strong Test Scores for College?

How much do your standardized test scores matter? The short answer: A lot. But it’s complicated. SAT...

09/05/2022

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