Other Ways I Can Help
Financial Aid and Scholarships
College is a major investment but help is out there! The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the first step to apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, work-study, and loans because it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college. Colleges and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine your eligibility for aid.
Private and local merit-based scholarships are also available. Search the Fastweb database of scholarships!
Special Needs and Accommodations
While all college applicants share the goal of finding colleges that are a good fit, students with disabilities, learning differences, severe allergies or other special needs often have additional tasks to be completed during the college application process to endure they find a "good fit" college. Students may need more preparation time to research schools, apply for test accommodations, or complete the applications by the deadlines to avoid stress. By starting the process early enough, your student will be guided through the application process to ensure a smooth transition to college.
As the mother of twins (plus one), I understand the additional challenges and anxiety parents face when sending two (or more!) kids off to colleges at the same time. I can help you by allowing services to be split amongst siblings and advising you of potential logistical challenges!