The Help You Need When Applying for Financial Aid

Do you need assistance in applying for financial aid so that you can afford to attend the college of your choice? If you are looking for help in understanding the process and the forms involved, you’ve come to the right place. College Planning Source is proud to help students in Southern California to navigate the […]

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How to Build Your Student Profile for Colleges

Universities are looking for more than just good grades. That means building your student profile for the particular colleges you hope to attend. Here are 5 things you can do to build your student profile and make yourself more appealing to the universities of your choice. Have a well-rounded profile – You want to have […]

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The Different Types of Scholarships and Why You Shouldn’t Rely on Them

Are you an excellent student who hopes to go to the university of your choice? That’s an exciting prospect. You may even qualify for a scholarship. We’re going to tell you about two different types of scholarships. Just be sure that your future education isn’t riding solely on being offered one. Merit-Based Scholarships Universities want […]

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Which Standardized Tests Should You Take and When?

One of the biggest factors in determining which standardized tests you should take will be the graduate or undergraduate programs you intend to apply for. Some universities require your scores from a particular test in order to apply. If you are not sure what program you are interested in yet, it makes sense to take […]

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How New Tax Laws Will Affect College Funding

If you are trying to put your children through college, you have a huge expense to think about. The new tax laws may affect how you choose to fund your child’s university education. Here are three of the ways that new federal laws are affecting college funding. #1 You Can’t Deduct the Interest Anymore This […]

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Understanding What College Admissions Officers Are Looking For

Have you ever tried to put yourself in the place of a college admissions officer? There are huge stacks of applications piled in your office and only a few spots to fill. How do you decide? The fact is that what we expect to be important and what admissions officers are looking for can often […]

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6 Things Parents Are Doing to Fund the College Education of Their Children

For a decade now, Sallie Mae has been releasing an annual report that shows how American families are covering the skyrocketing cost of tuition in the US. The latest report from 2017 reveals six ways that parents are funding (or not funding) college for their children. What you find may surprise you regarding the percentage […]

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The Top Summer Programs for High School Students

If you want to get a jumpstart on your college experience, there are plenty of programs offered by universities during the summer for high school students who are trying to make a name for themselves early in the process. Here are some of the top summer programs. Cornell University’s Summer College Some Cornell University summer […]

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College Funding Options for Families

According to a study that was published in March 2014, 71% of four-year college graduates had debt due to student loans. Some of that is on top of loans that parents took out, perhaps even remortgaging the family home. Is there a better way for your family to fund college? Here are a few tips. […]

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How to Respond When Your Parent’s Questions About College Get Under Your Skin

College planning can be a tough enough experience for a teen without having to field a ton of questions from dad, mom, and every other adult in existence. We’re going to look at a few ways you can respond when your parents and others are getting under your skin while still being respectful. Which Colleges […]

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