Insider Tips for the week of January 6, 2024

New FAFSA live – The overhauled FAFSA form for students attending college in Fall 2024 is now live, although this is during a “soft launch” period where the website may intermittently be down for updates. Check out our article to learn more.

College admission is about celebration – Rick Clark encourages students to celebrate the applications they’ve submitted and all the hard work that went into them, the college acceptances they receive, and the people who helped them along the way. An important message of gratitude to share with your student.

Full pay as a college strategy – While many families are looking for ways to reduce the cost of college, a new strategy has emerged that actually seeks to pay the full amount for college. Check out the article from College inside Track’s Chris Wills.

7 reasons to ignore college rankings – CIT’s Jay Benanav does a nice job of explaining why college rankings are meaningless and believes the fixation with them is a major reason for the tremendous stress and mental health issues that too many of these students experience. Take a few minutes to read and share with your student.