Joanne Brown, Director of Financial Aid at the University of Miami, offered families a tutorial on the various forms of financial aid available to students – from scholarships to grants to loans to agency assistance – and explained how to access each type of aid. Her informative Oct. 11 talk on the campus of the Carollton School for the Sacred Heart represented a joint offering between RE's college counseling office and Carrollton's.
Brown's detailed foray into the world of financial aid touched on the two primary financial aid applications used by colleges: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the tool that determines qualification for federal aid, and the CSS Profile, a more detailed application administered by the College Board and used by some 300 colleges. She shared information on federal, state, agency and private aid, and deadlines to tap those sources.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.