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) –…

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CIT ConsultantTips: Building the College List, Part Two

Jay:  Have a family conversation about how much your family has budgeted for college & look at colleges that fit that budget. A quick way to do that is to use the Net Price Calculator on each school’s website. If you find that the college does not fit your budget, remember, there are dozens of…

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CIT Consultant Tips: Building the College List, Part One

Anne: Your teachers’ words are likely familiar–check your sources! Don’t believe everything you read online. Make sure you are assembling research from a number of sources–school representatives, college guide-books and real students who can give a first-hand account. Susan: At the outset, embrace the idea of exploring colleges with which you are completely unfamiliar.  A…

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Best of Both Worlds: World Class Academics and World Class Music

Studying as an orchestral trombonist is not for the faint of heart. There are hundreds of things that require focus and attention: interpreting every mark in the part on the page just as the composer intended, coming in at precisely the right time, keeping one eye on the conductor while keeping your place in the…

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Congratulations Connor Morrey, Carnegie Mellon Class of 2027!

Connor Morrey is a wonderful computer expert. He has strong opinions on college admission website servers and password security. He uses his knowledge to help his local library find discriminatory real estate deeds so that they can have them updated. He loves the science behind it all and he’s good at computers. He knows why…

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