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Understanding College Financial Aid Awards

If you submitted financial aid applications (FAFSA and possibly the CSS Profile) along with college applications, then acceptances may come with financial aid awards. Sometimes colleges mail an actual letter, but they might also be in a section of the student’s application portal for each college. Financial aid includes grants (gift aid that doesn’t have… Continue reading Understanding College Financial Aid Awards

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Service Academy Summer Programs

Military Academy Summer Programs

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ROTC Scholarship Board Dates 2022-23

Students often ask when they should submit their ROTC scholarship applications.  The short answer is to submit a strong and application early enough to be competitive when there are still many scholarships available. For many students, that means they need to be ready to submit complete packages by the beginning of October senior year. For… Continue reading ROTC Scholarship Board Dates 2022-23

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Changes to Air Force ROTC Scholarships (2022-23)

There have been several big changes to the Air Force ROTC scholarship program that affect who will be offered scholarships and how much money they will receive. These changes affect: Current high school students applying for Air Force ROTC scholarships in 2022-23 (for scholarships that start in Fall 2023) and future applicants to the HSSP.Rising… Continue reading Changes to Air Force ROTC Scholarships (2022-23)

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High School Transcripts and Recommendations

It’s important to understand the role your school counselors and teachers have in supporting your college applications. Many colleges require a copy of your transcript sent directly from your high school. In addition, school profiles, counselor recommendations, and teacher recommendations can provide important context to your application. Your school may use Naviance, Scoir, Maia, or… Continue reading High School Transcripts and Recommendations