Category - Financial Aid and Scholarships

University of Rochester

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How to Succeed at Living in a Triple
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Can I Afford It?
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Early FAFSA: What It Means For You and Your Aid
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Five Things To Consider While Applying To Colleges
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Responsible Refunds
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Post-Grad Loan Life
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Top 10 Ways to Live with Financial Flair, Like Eunice Johnson    
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Simon Scholars 2016
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How to Survive Your First Semester at Rochester, Pt. 1
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How to IDOC

How to Succeed at Living in a Triple

Just when you thought college couldn’t get scarier, you find out that you are living in a triple! Speaking from experience, I can tell you that living in a residence hall room with two friends can be a really TRIumphant experience. Most students believe that living in a triple comes with nothing but drawbacks, but[…]

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Can I Afford It?

Congratulations on being admitted to the University of Rochester’s Class of 2021! We know that finances are a big part of the college decision-making process for college. For many of you, the question “Can I afford it?” will be weighing heavily on your mind as the May 1 decision deadline approaches. So, what are some of[…]

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Early FAFSA: What It Means For You and Your Aid

Happy spring, Rochester! We definitely aren’t experiencing Winter Storm Stella right now. Not at all. As some of you have heard (and seen on our pamphlets around campus), the deadline for applying for financial aid for the 2017–18 academic year is earlier than in previous years. All documents are due on March 15 this year.[…]

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Five Things To Consider While Applying To Colleges

With the deadlines for college applications approaching, many of you must be wondering, “Which colleges should I apply to?” So, to help guide your thought process, I’m going to count down my personal list of college must-haves, which I considered while applying. 5. Distance from home and/or weather For me, while neither of these factors had[…]

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Responsible Refunds

Welcome back! We’re so excited to have all the students back on campus for the start of another fall semester. With the beginning of fall comes crunchy leaves, cooler temperatures, pumpkin spice lattes, and . . . refund checks?! Let me walk you through that last one. What is a refund? If your total financial[…]

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Post-Grad Loan Life

Happy summer, Class of 2016! Now that you’re moving on to the post-college world, it’s time to start thinking about loan repayment. It’s great to enjoy your grace period while you can, but you’ll definitely want to start making plans for once loan repayment kicks in. I’m here to offer some information and tools to[…]

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Top 10 Ways to Live with Financial Flair, Like Eunice Johnson    

We recently hosted an event over at the Memorial Art Gallery in conjunction with their fantastic Inspiring Beauty exhibit on the Ebony Fashion Fair. As we did our research for this event, we learned that Eunice Johnson, the Fashion Fair’s founder, had some serious financial flair and entrepreneurial skills. If you couldn’t make it to the[…]

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Simon Scholars 2016

Finally the moment you’ve all been waiting for: The 2016 Simon Scholars Case Competition winners! On Sunday, March 20, Carla Mattioli and I welcomed our 4th-annual Simon Scholars competitors to campus. Modeled after the Early Leaders Case Competition held by the Simon Business School, this year’s Simon Scholars competition for high school senior applicants was[…]

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How to Survive Your First Semester at Rochester, Pt. 1

*In the voice of Bear Grylls* From figuring out which roommate gets which bed to figuring out where to study. From scheduling your classes to getting to class most efficiently when you wake up late. From making it safely back home after a long night out to making the closest friends you’ll ever have. I’m going to teach you how[…]

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How to IDOC

A lot of you in the Class of 2020 have recently been notified of the Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC) requirement for your financial aid, and we’ve heard a lot of great questions from you all. I’ve put together a couple of the most popular questions (and solutions). Share this with your family and you’ll be equipped[…]

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