scholarship tips

The FAFSA form opened up to high school seniors and their parents on October 1st, meaning the financial aid application season is well under way. With the cost of college being so far out of reach for most families, many students are counting on financial aid to make their college dreams a reality, but the process of applying—and maximizing aid resources—can be confusing. How, then, can you make sure you’re accessing all of the financial aid you may be entitled to? College finance expert and former financial aid officer at Boston University and Tufts, Shannon Vasconcelos, shares her insight on the financial aid application process on the TeenLife blog.

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Written by Shannon Vasconcelos
Shannon Vasconcelos is a college finance expert at College Coach. Before joining College Coach, she was a Senior Financial Aid Officer at Tufts University and Boston University. To learn more about Shannon, be sure to read her bio on