Paying for College

Where is the Financial Aid Question on the Common App?

Question: I don't see a question asking whether or not the applicant is applying for financial aid on the new 2008-2009 Common Application. It has always been there in the past -- has something changed? If so, why?

The financial aid question is still on the Common App but, this year, you'll have to play a little hide 'n seek to find it (like so many other times in the admissions process, eh?) :( The question is now in a separate section called "Future Plans," which you'll see on the main Common App menu, and not under "Personal Data," where you may be looking for it, if you've used the Common App in the past.

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