The National Institute of Certified Educational Planners issued the following:
June 28, 2016 Local Professional Earns Prestigious Credential
Perry Youngblood of Youngblood College Consulting in Southern Pines is part of a growing group of educational consultants and school counselors in the nation to earn the designation of Certified Educational Planner (CEP).
Up to now, parents interested in financial aid have had to fill out the federal FAFSA form in January of the student’s senior year using income data for the immediate prior calendar year, even though in most cases the parents had not completed their tax returns. However, for seniors who will enter college in 2017, their eligibility for need-based aid will be based on their family’s income from 2015 (the prior-prior year), rather than from the immediate prior year (2016). The new FAFSA will become available October 1. Since tax returns for 2015 will have been filed already, families can simply have the IRS data retrieval tool move their income data electronically from their tax return to the FAFSA.
At our Higher Education Consultants Conference last week, we heard an interesting panel discussion from faculty of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music who discussed how students should plan and prepare for auditions. The three faculty were one each from instrumental, voice, and drama/musical theater. Some advice applies to all three areas; other points differ among the artistic areas.
Ever wonder how waitlists work? Here is an article that shows how Georgetown University uses its waitlist and transfer process to get exactly the number of undergrad students it has space for.