Need Blind and Need Aware: Financial Aid and Admissions

Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

Oct 15 2015 • 56 mins

Ever wondered what colleges mean when they say they are need blind or need aware? Or, more importantly, how those terms affect admissions chances? We'll discuss what the true definition of these terms and investigate the links between financial aid policies and admissions. We'll also look into the practice of gapping in financial aid packages and continue our series on Common App supplemental essays with a deeper dive into the prompts for Boston College.