This is a brand new admissions application with about 90 colleges participating.   This list includes some heavy-weights.  Every Ivy League university, Stanford University and the University of Chicago; liberal arts colleges such as Amherst, Swarthmore and Williams Colleges; and near-ivy public institutions such as the Universities of Michigan, North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Virginia.

The Coalition app is meant to be a "portfolio" that showcases the accomplishments of the student and gives a better overall picture of who they are.

Get organized and know how many applications you’ll need to complete!   Many students have to fill out 4+ applications and write 10+ essays to go with those applications.  Probably one of the most important things is to figure out your deadlines early, so you can properly budget your time.  This is where an expert consultant is worth their weight in Gold.  They can keep you on track, and ensure you’re using your time as efficiently as possible.  Our Essay workshops help students with an overall plan to meet the requirements of essay prompts from the schools they are applying to.

Plan Ahead for Success!

Why the new FAFSA?  It's a great question. The new FAFSA will launch three months earlier than it used to in the past. It now opens October 1st, 2016 for class of 2017.

High school seniors are applying for financial aid a full year before their first year of college. It also means that they will be dealing with financial aid forms at the same time as admission applications. Plus, the new FAFSA is based off of prior-prior-year tax information, meaning that class of 2017’s financial aid forms will be asking for 2015 tax year numbers. What does this mean for you?

It means that you must plan early!  Parents of students who are in the class of 2018, now is the time to make financial decisions that will affect your students financial aid awards.

Keep in mind, the FAFSA is only one part of the financial aid process.  To ensure the best outcome financially and academically, you need a comprehensive plan for college. Getting professional help can save you stress, time, and money!