Insider Tips for the week of December 9, 2023

FAFSA error means less financial aid for families – The new, redesigned FAFSA that will launch by the end of 2023 has a calculation error that will result in most families qualifying for less financial aid than lawmakers intended. Learn more from CIT’s Chris Wills.

Insider tips for building the college list (part one) – The College Inside Track Consulting Team shares some of their best tips for effectively building a strong college application list.

ROI and building the college listCheck out this short video (under 4 min) where CIT’s Cozy Wittman discusses two key methods to evaluate if a college has the right ROI (return on investment) for your family.

The college application is not a form – it’s your story – Rick Clark writes about the disconnect between how students approach and complete the application, and how it is actually read in admission offices. When viewed as one’s story, it becomes an opportunity to convey rather than complete.