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It's due at the beginning of February....

I have dates for 1 Feb, 15 Feb, 28 Feb, 1 Mar, and 30 Apr; some want FAFSA, some both FAFSA and CSS, some both plus other stuff, some have their own forms.

But, of course, the schools are trying to figure out as early as possible how much money they need to give out to get the students they want/need. And students expect to know by at least March what their options are, including financial aid. And since "they" now recommend applying to 4-6 schools, after students get their offers/rejections there is more shuffling.

I can't tell you how many clients I've had over the years who are making $200k and up....

The schools will tell you to apply anyway because they don't necessarily use the same formulae as the feds. And private/out-of-state school isn't an option if there's no financial aid, even though we don't qualify for anything according to FAFSA, especially since we can't claim any of the education credits/deductions. And most of the schools we are looking at only offer need-based aid, but, as best I can tell, "need" can be defined however the schools want, as long as it's not federal funds.

I took the SAT once, applied to one college, and that was it. Seems much more complex these days.

Kathleen
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