A Balanced College List – How-to Guide

You’re going to be applying to more than one college, but you don’t want the schools you apply to all to be identical, right? Here are a few tips to help you prepare a list of schools that is balanced, while still meeting your personal wants and needs. Determine your objectives – What do you want […]

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Parental Guidance for Funding College

It can be intimidating to have one or more children in school. You may begin thinking about saving for college when your kids are still young, and that’s a good idea. What are some other suggestions for funding college? Here are a couple of things you need to know about: Start an education savings account […]

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Tips Regarding College Letters of Recommendation

If you have been able to write a spectacular essay – congratulations! You’ve completed one of the most difficult parts of the college admissions process. However, there is something else that takes a lot of legwork and is a definite must when it comes to most schools. That is letters of recommendation. Here are a […]

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Tips for Maximizing Need and Merit-Based Aid for College

You may wonder if you can qualify for need or merit-based financial aid. These funds are important if you want to go to a university but don’t want to spend the rest of your life paying for it. Here are a few tips to help you maximize the amount of aid you receive, even if […]

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College Summer Programs for High School Students

Some of the most famous colleges in the country offer summer programs for high school students who are interested in entering their program or who just want to get a jumpstart on college. Here are a few of our favorite summer programs: Harvard – If you are graduating any time in the next three years, […]

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Tops Tips to Help Students Choose the Right College

Are you tired of grown-ups asking you where you plan on going to college? The fact is that you have to ask yourself that question so you know where to apply. How can you choose the right school for you? Here are some tips: Determine what is most important to you – Different institutions have […]

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College Funding Tips: Private Versus Federal Loans

Funding college can be difficult with tuition in the tens of thousands of dollars per year at most private institutions. There are many options for loans, but how can you know which one is right for you? Here are a few differences between private and federal loans. Private lenders are going to want to know […]

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The Real Reason College Tuition Costs Continue to Escalate

In the past 30 years, the average cost of tuition at public universities has increased by 213% and private schools have also more than doubled their tuition. To go to a 4-year private school with room and board, you are looking at an average of nearly $47,000 per year according to a recent article in […]

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5 Ways to Boost Your Profile for Universities

If you are hoping to be accepted at your favorite university, it is important to remember that schools are looking for more than just your GPA. Here are 5 ways to give yourself a competitive advantage when it comes to your student profile. Work on your writing – The essay can make or break your […]

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Financial Aid Tips for Upper Middle-Class Families

Yes, you read that right. Just because your household income is over six figures doesn’t automatically exclude you from getting tuition assistance. However, it does make things a little tougher, so you need to start early and know the right places to look. Here are three tips for higher-income families who don’t want to take […]

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