Insider tips for the week of December 3, 2022

Financial aid formula changes – CIT’s Chris Wills explains how little-known changes to the financial aid formula for the 2023-24 school year could affect how much you pay for college (these are different from the significant changes occurring the following year). Take a couple minutes to see if you may be impacted. What does a…

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College Inside Track Alumni Newsletter – Fall 2022

Student loans and loan forgiveness – Join us for a webinar exclusive to CIT alumni on Thurs, Dec. 1 at Noon CT, on everything you need to know about student loans and loan forgiveness. 3 ways to help an overwhelmed student – Former Stanford academic coach Adina Glickman provides terrific, practical advice for parents to…

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Insider tips for the week of November 1, 2022

Underclassmen strategies – If you have a HS underclassman, now is the time to nail down a concrete strategy related to college debt and the college search. Check out the advice from CIT’s Cozy Wittman. Study skills guide – Grades are a vital part of the college application. Courtesy of James Madison University, here’s a…

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Cozy Wittman: Current College Trends on the “Something More with Chris Boyd” radio show

Cozy Wittman, Education and Partnership Manager of College Inside Track, joins CEO, Chris Boyd, CFP®, and Wealth Advisor, Jeff Tomaneng, CFP® to discuss college planning and trends. Cozy discusses how she helps students prepare for the college search and selection process by explaining when students should start their search, important factors to consider, and how…

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Insider tips for the week of October 8, 2022

10 FAFSA mistakes to avoid – The FAFSA opened on Oct. 1 and is now available to be completed by 2023 HS grads. Here are the most common mistakes to avoid, courtesy of the Dept. of Ed. College admissions are stressful enough, don’t make it worse – Allison Slater Tate provides a healthy reminder to…

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Insider tips for the week of September 5, 2022

Scholarship reduction – The dirty little college secret – CIT’s Chris Wills explains how scholarships your student wins can actually result in a scholarship reduction elsewhere. The Parent Plus Loan: Pros, Cons, and Sneaky Financial Aid Offers – CIT’s Cozy Wittman lays out the pros, cons, and some caveats related to this loan. How might…

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Insider tips for the week of August 8, 2022

Important financial aid info – College Inside Track’s Jay Benanav provides answers to important financial aid questions. Take a few minutes to read his advice. Test optional update – CIT Consultant Tiffany Kolb discusses what families need to know now about the test optional path in college admissions: Important takeaways from the most recent application…

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Insider tips for the week of July 4, 2022

What you need to know about admission deadlines– Rick Clark does a nice job of explaining an important topic. Worth the read now, well ahead of the rush and anxiety of the fall application season. When should you engage a college consultant? – Ann Garcia addresses early start elements, problems with a very late start with…

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