Scholarship Advice from The New York Times

Advise from Martha C. Merrill, the dean of admission at Connecticut College, and Elaine Solinga, the college’s director of financial aid.

Rules to follow:

  • Understand each institution’s policies.
  • Do your taxes early.
  • Be accurate.
  • It’s a team effort.
  • Meet all deadlines.
  • Make sure the name you use matches your Social Security card.
  • Provide an e-mail address you actually check.

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