College Counseling

Financial Aid & Scholarships

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  • Financial Aid

    The costs of college can be staggering—more than $50,000 per year at a private residential school. However, if a family demonstrates financial need, there is money available to help pay for college. According to the colleges and to the financial aid advisors, cost should never be a deterrent to attending a particular college. A workshop on college financial aid is held at MA each fall.
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  • Financial Aid Websites

    Students should contact the following sites for financial aid information:
  • Scholarship Resources

    For more information and applications regarding the scholarships on this web page, please visit the College Counseling Center on the second floor of Foster Hall.

Colleges of Special Interest

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  • Colleges with Excellent Art Programs

    Universities with Strong Art Programs
    All grant BFA degrees and require a portfolio unless otherwise indicated
    • American University (porfolio not required for freshmen)
    • Boston College (BA)
    • Boston University
    • Carnegie Mellon
    • Cornell University
    • Colgate University
    • University of Michigan
    • New York University
    • Syracuse University
    • Washington University, St. Louis (portfolio optional)
    • University of Washington (BA; portfolio not required for freshmen)
    • Yale University (BA; portfolio not required for freshmen)
    Small Colleges with Strong Art Programs
    All grant BA degrees and do not require a portfolio unless otherwise indicated
    • Bard College
    • Bowdoin College (portfolio recommended)
    • Brown Universities 
    • Dartmouth College
    • Kenyon College
    • Lake Forrest College
    • Lafayette College
    • Macalaster College
    • Manhattanville College (BFA/BA)
    • Mills College
    • Sarah Lawrence College
    • Scripps College
    • Skidmore College
    • Smith College
    • Vassar College
    • Wheaton College (Massachusetts)
    • Whitman College
    • Williams College (BA; portfolio not required)
  • Colleges with Excellent Business Administration Programs

    American University
    Babson College
    Bentley College
    Boston College
    Boston University
    Bryant University
    Bucknell University
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Case Western Reserve
    Claremont McKenna
    College of William & Mary
    Eckerd College
    Emory University
    Fairfield University
    Fordham University
    Franklin and Marshall College
    Georgetown University
    Gettysburg College
    Howard University
    Indiana University
    Ithaca College
    Lafayette College
    Lake Forest College
    Lehigh University
    Lewis & Clark College
    Morehouse College
    New York University
    Ohio Wesleyan University
    Penn State University
    Rhodes College
    Santa Clara University
    Skidmore College
    Southern Methodist University
    Syracuse University
    Texas Christian University
    Trinity University (TX)
    Tulane University
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    University of Arizona
    University of Connecticut
    University of Illinois
    University of Maryland
    University of Michigan
    University of Oregon
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Richmond
    University of San Francisco
    University of Texas
    University of Virginia
    University of Washington
    University of Wisconsin
    University of Southern California
    Villanova University
    Wake Forest University
    Washington & Lee University
    Washington University, St. Louis
    Whittier College
  • Colleges with Excellent Engineering Programs

    Bucknell University
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Case Western Reserve University
    Columbia University
    Dartmouth College
    University of Denver
    Duke University
    Fairfield University
    Gonzaga University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Lafayette College
    Lehigh University
    Loyola Marymount University
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    University of the Pacific
    University of Portland
    Princeton University
    Rice University
    University of Rochester
    University of San Diego
    Santa Clara University
    Smith College
    Southern Methodist University
    Swarthmore College
    Trinity College (CT)
    Trinity University (TX)
    Tufts University
    Tulane University
    Union College
    University of Vermont
    Villanova University
    Washington University is St. Louis
  • Colleges with Excellent Theater Programs

    Small Schools
    All grant BA degrees and do not require an audition unless otherwise stated
    • Beloit College
    • Bennington College
    • Colorado College
    • Connecticut College
    • Drew University
    • Ithaca College (BFA; audition required)
    • The Julliard School (BFA; audition required)
    • Kenyon College
    • Lawrence College
    • Macalester College
    • Muhlenberg College
    • Occidental College
    • Otterbein College (BFA; audition required)
    • Princeton University
    • Sarah Lawrence College
    • Skidmore College (BS)
    • Vassar College
    • Whitman College
    Big Schools
    All grant BFA degrees and require an audition unless otherwise stated
    • Boston College (BA; no audition required)
    • Boston University (no audition required)
    • UC Los Angeles (BA)
    • Carnegie Mellon University
    • DePaul University
    • Emerson College
    • Fordham University (BA)
    • Indiana University (BA)
    • University of Minnesota
    • New York University
    • Northwestern University (BA; no audition required)
    • University of North Carolina (BA; no audition required)
    • University of Southern Califorina
    • University of Washington (BA; no audition required)
    • Yale University (BA; no audition required)

Meet the College Counseling Staff

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Robert Awkward

    Robert Awkward 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Aaron Fulk

    Aaron Fulk 

    Director of College Counseling
    (415) 482-3222
  • Photo of Jaime Meline

    Jaime Meline 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Moriah Buckley

    Moriah Buckley 96

    College Counseling and Learning Services Assistant, Spanish Teacher
    (415) 482-3221