Last Installment of Coffee Talk for 2010!

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Hello fellow bloggers,

Can you believe that we only have another week or so left of 2010? This year has gone by so fast!  Before you head off to partake in any holiday festivities, I wanted to share our last coffee talk of 2010!

This month, our counselors focus on pertinent issues that high school seniors may be questioning or find interesting as they continue to move through their college process.

Some students chose to apply either Early Decision or Early Action to their colleges, which means they should be receiving their acceptance decisions from those schools.  Can a student re-apply if denied through the early process, and how quickly does a student have to deposit after receiving an acceptance?  The counselors discuss the answers to these questions and more!

Next our counselors share tips to begin getting ready for Financial Aid season.  What forms are required by schools and what are their deadlines?  What is an Expected Family Contribution and where can you go to receive an estimated one?  While the majority of Financial Aid season takes place after January, there are things you can do now to prepare; listen to find out how to arm yourself with information to make the process seem less intimidating and stressful.

Our counselors conclude the podcast by explaining a new tool that colleges either have already started using, or will have available by Fall of 2011: Net Price Calculators.  How do they work and what is the goal of having them?  Tune in for a frank discussion about college cost predictors and what your family needs to know about using them.

Enjoy your holiday season and we will see you next year!


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  • 12/27/2010 10:55 AM Liz wrote:
    Hi - the discussion about Net Price Calculators was really helpful. I can see why this might be a nice tool for families to use to see an estimated cost of attending a college, but I guess it's very important to understand that it's just an estimate - and that it's not guaranteed. Thanks for sharing!
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