Financial aid? It’s on your tab

Meredith in our Columbus, Ohio office shared this helpful update for seniors yesterday. The Common App recently added a “Financial Aid” tab to the application that includes not just helpful resources, but also a link to the financial aid page of each college an applicant has decided to apply to.

Here’s why that’s important.

No matter where you’re applying to college, the first step to request need-based aid is to file the FAFSA, which is released tomorrow. But some colleges also require additional forms or documentation for applicants to be considered for aid and scholarships. And the only way to make absolutely sure that you fulfill each college’s requirements is to follow the instructions on the financial aid page of each individual college’s website. Common App just made that research a little easier.