Not the traditional list of shopping, wrapping gifts, baking traditional treats and preparations for winter break get-a-way. This is more of a reminder list to take advantage of some downtown over the holidays to be sure everything is on track for college planning. We’ve put together a quick list for both Seniors and Juniors.
Dec 23, 2019 2:00:00 PM
Dec 5, 2019 1:00:00 PM
'Tis the season to talk financial aid and the experts from our College Planning Center have been talking about financial aid with students and families, one-on-one, as well as in group presentations at local high schools almost daily since September and are still going strong.
Nov 22, 2019 12:30:00 PM
EFC is the acronym for Expected Family Contribution, which answers the question, how much will college cost my family? This is not an easy figure to arrive at, without knowing the factors and figures needed for the formula, but with the help of our EFC Calculator we can walk you through this step-by-step in just a few minutes so you can arrive at an early estimate before receiving your award package.
Nov 7, 2019 1:30:00 PM
The RISLA College Planning Center will once again be hosting FAFSA Completion Events across the state of Rhode Island to help students, parents, and adult learners with completing the FAFSA. The FAFSA, formally known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the first step to applying for college financial aid. All schools use this application for awarding federal student aid dollars and many also use it for awarding their own institutional funds. EVERYONE should complete a FAFSA to be considered for financial aid.
Oct 24, 2019 1:15:00 PM
In simplest terms, the CSS Profile form is an additional requirement for many private schools when applying for financial aid. The CSS Profile administered by the College Board is required by about 400 colleges and universities to determine aid eligibility for non-government financial aid. Click here to see if your school requires a CSS Profile and be sure to check the school’s deadline.
Oct 24, 2017 2:48:00 PM
One of the biggest mistakes college bound students and their families make is that they don't apply for financial aid because they don't think they will qualify. But we have got news for you: EVERYONE should apply for financial aid for college. If you think your family makes too much money or somehow doesn't fit the "financially needy" persona, you still could be eligible to receive aid. Use every opportunity you can to get funds to pay for college. You have nothing to lose by submitting an application!