5 Tips for Building a Balanced College List

How can you build a balanced list of colleges to apply to? We’re about to give 5 solid tips for making sure you know which schools should be on your list before you even begin the application process. Review your goals – What do you want from the college experience? Knowing your goals and what […]

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When You Earn Too Much to Get Financial Aid for College

For a family of four in the United States, you may be considered to be on the high end of middle class if you earn between $50,000 and $100,000. But you may not feel like you’re on the high end of things if you have a big mortgage payment, and you have two kids in […]

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5 Tips for Selecting the Right College to Apply To

Choosing the right college is going to be one of the biggest decisions you will ever have to make. So how can you be sure that you are choosing the best school for you? Here are 5 suggestions for selecting the right colleges to apply to. Determine your priorities – Make a list of things […]

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Understanding “Need-Based” Financial Aid Formulas

No one pays full price for college. It’s not a rule, but between aid-based and non-aid-based funding sources, everybody should get something. Today, we’re going to tackle a complicated subject as simply as possible, how your family’s financial need is calculated. The Financial Aid Formula The basic formula for need-based financial aid looks like this: […]

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The Best Tips for a Great College Application Essay

Last week, we discussed the stages of writing a college admissions essay. Now that you are more comfortable with the process, some tips on how to go about crafting the essay itself would be nice, right? With that in mind, here’s our list of the best tips for admissions essay writing. Think about yourself – […]

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