Merit-Based Vs. Need-Based Financial Aid – Understanding the Difference

If you are looking for financial aid for school, you have two main options: merit-based aid and need-based aid. Before you write yourself off as only being able to apply for one or the other, we’re going to discuss both options, the pros and cons, and why you need to apply for both types regardless […]

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How to Think Like a College Admissions Officer

If you are struggling to come up with ideas for your college admissions essay, a good thing to do is to put yourself in the place of the person who will have to read it. College admissions officers have a desk full of essays to read, so knowing what they are looking for is all […]

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The Best Tips for Students Seeking Financial Aid for College

With college tuition costs constantly on the rise, it makes sense to begin looking for financial aid as soon as possible. But you may have some questions regarding the process and whether or not it is even worth going through it based on your family’s income. Here are a few tips for students seeking financial […]

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3 Things to Do the Summer Before College Starts

Every year, students graduate high school with the prospect of college beginning in the Fall. You should already know where you are going by the time summer arrives, but what can you do with those last few months? Here are a few suggestions for high school seniors who are thinking about how to spend their […]

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4 Ways to Maximize Merit-Based Aid and Other Forms of College Funding

Don’t write off need-based aid just because your family isn’t low income. Plenty of financial aid for school goes uncollected every year, so by applying for the right aid at the right time, you may have access to funds you never imagined possible. At the same time, you want to put all of your hard […]

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The Three Dreaded Questions Every Student Gets Asked About College

The frequent and annoying questions that parents, relatives, neighbors, and even teachers ask high school students regarding college can take an exciting part of life and make it frustrating. Here are three of the most dreaded questions you’ve probably heard over and over again: Are You Going to College? – You probably hate this question […]

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Choosing a College: Looking Beyond the Ranking System

For many students, choosing a college is primarily about finding a college ranking system they like and grabbing the top names on the list. Is there a better way? We’re about to help you look beyond the rank system to find the right school for you. Be realistic – Can you possibly get into this […]

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Why College Students May End Up Paying for the Tax Overhaul

Whether you love or you hate recent changes to the tax code, you need to be aware of how it will affect students who intend to go to college. Here are a few ways that the tax overhaul may end up costing students more money in the long run. SALT Tax Exemptions Have Been Limited […]

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5 Tips for Making the College Application Process Less Stressful

Applying to colleges can be a major ordeal in the life of a teenager. How can you manage the stress so it doesn’t affect your performance in school and in writing all those college application essays? Here are 5 tips: Get Started Early – Don’t wait until the last second. You may think you work […]

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A Breakdown of How an American Family Pays for College

College isn’t cheap, especially if you plan on finding a private university to attend. It is no wonder that average American household pays $23,757 per year for college tuition according to an article on CNN from last summer. So how does the average American family pay the bill? Researchers broke down where the funds came […]

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