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College Decision Day 2019 is past. How is everyone feeling? Lessons Learned?

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Replies to: College Decision Day 2019 is past. How is everyone feeling? Lessons Learned?

  • Doublekk2Doublekk2 Registered User Posts: 98 Junior Member
    @BridgeWtr77 Great post! (#31)
  • TheodenTheoden Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    @mamaedefamilia It's key to identify FAFSA only and CSS profile schools that don't require NCP to be in the equation for determining need.
  • mamaedefamiliamamaedefamilia Registered User Posts: 3,336 Senior Member
    edited May 13
    @Theoden Yes, and those schools typically are very high reach schools, with rare exception. If you know of any that are accessible to the average mortal, please share! I have seen the College Board list but many of those schools do not meet full need (unless you count substantial loans as "need-based aid".

    Berea was one of the few that I found that might be in reach for a solid student with decent but not exceptional test scores. It would still be a reach for many and is kind of a niche school as it's limited to low-income applicants who also are willing to fulfill the school's requirement for work hours.
  • TheodenTheoden Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    @mamaedefamilia Schools that often claim to meet "full-need" are often Ivies and hidden Ivies, and they will require the FAFSA and then, CSS of both parents.
  • TheodenTheoden Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    @gpo613 Thanks for the encouraging story!
  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse Registered User Posts: 27,430 Senior Member
    @mamaedefamilia , Albright College in PA gives full aid based on FAFSA
  • TheodenTheoden Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    @RookieCollegeMom Where did your daughter end up?
  • AtyrauloveAtyraulove Registered User Posts: 134 Junior Member
    I’m glad @Trixy34 speaks so highly of St Lawrence!!! My S19 will be attending. I’m giddy that they are simply a FAFSA school as I have a D17 at a CSS school (Smith) and it’s HARD to gather all the information each year!
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