New Financial Aid Letter

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A college education is one of the most significant investments students will make during their lifetimes, and it’s important for them to understand the ins and outs. Continue Reading

Parents Have Questions, Too

Though parents aren’t the ones applying for admission, they have lots of questions about the application process for UW System campuses. We’re holding a live Application Chat Session just for them.

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Serving Homeless and Foster Youth

Our office hosted a webinar for counselors last month about the issues facing homeless students and students who are aging out of foster care. Our speaker was Greta Munns, the Outreach Specialist for Fostering Success at UW-Stout, which is part of the Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute. She has been empowering foster youth on the state and […]

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New Applicant Statements

Please tell your rising seniors: Our UW campuses have released the prompts that will appear on the application for admission starting August 1, 2017.

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Skip the College Tour?

Last week, the New York Times published an article called “Skipping the College Tour” that is counter intuitive to what our office has been advocating. However, I must admit that it is an interesting concept and it has staff in our office talking.

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Plagiarism

A counselor called recently with questions about plagiarism at the college level. He wondered if plagiarism is a problem on campuses, and if high school students are prepared for the ramifications of this type of literary theft.

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Application Webinars for Rising Seniors

Last August’s webinars for rising seniors were so popular that we are holding them again! App in a Snap is the name for our webinars that teach students (and those who help them apply) how to submit their applications easily. We will go through common bumps that students typically have with the application process, and […]

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The #1 Worry for Applicants

Each year, the Princeton Review surveys college applicants about the admission process. In 2006, college applicants worried most about being denied admission to their top campus. For the past three years, including this year, they found that college students worry most about:

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IRS Data Retrieval Tool: Down until Fall

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be down for the next few months. It was turned off following concerns that its data could be used by identity thieves to file fraudulent tax returns. The tool is expected to be back online in fall 2017, after extra […]

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Texting Campaign Sign-up for Juniors is Extended

Our specialty is not leaping tall buildings. It is listening–and when we can, reacting to your requests. Many of you called and asked about extending our spring texting campaign for juniors. While it can’t go on forever, we made some swift moves so that juniors may continue to join through April 30.

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