Did you or your student receive a financial aid award letter that includes a “Federal Direct Student Loan”? Or parents, are you considering borrowing a Federal Parent PLUS loan? If so, be sure to watch as Bright Horizons College Coach finance expert Shannon Vasconcelos explains what it means to borrow a Federal Direct on the College Coach YouTube channel. And while you’re there, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel to keep up to date on all the latest college planning tips from our college admissions and finance experts.
With the decision deadline of May 1 in the rearview mirror many families are trying to figure out ways to cover unmet college costs. Did your student receive a federal direct loan on their financial aid award letter? Parents, are you considering borrowing from the Parent PLUS Loan Program to finance your share of the tuition bill? In this video, finance educator Shannon Vasconcelos explains what it means to borrow a direct loan.
Did you know that getting into a selective undergraduate film program can be as hard as – or even harder than – getting into a selective academic program? If you have your sights set on film school, be sure to read The Basics of Film School Applications blog post by Bright Horizons College Coach admissions expert Emily Toffelmire on the College Coach Insider Blog at blog.getintocollege.com.
by Sara Calvert-Kubrom, former admissions officer at Lewis & Clark College
After over a year of evolving changes and news out of California, a legal settlement concluded on Friday, May 14, that the University of California system cannot consider SAT or ACT scores for students applying through spring of 2025. This settlement concludes the 2019 lawsuit filed against the UCs due to concerns about the disproportionate disadvantage of standardized testing for students with disabilities and many low-income, Black, and Latinx students.