How Upper Middle Class Families Can Fund College

There are some families in the US that can afford to pay for college for their children. Then there are those who get plenty of help from the government due to having a need. But what if your family is somewhere in between? You make more than the middle class, but not enough to fully […]

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Why College Rankings Shouldn’t Be the Most Important Decider for You

When it comes time to choose which colleges you are going to apply to, it can be tempting to find a college ranking site and let the numbers decide for you. However, this is too big of a decision to let some unseen committee determine it for you. Here are some things you should be […]

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Tips for Maximizing Need-Based Financial Aid for College

Financial aid plays a key role in bankrolling college for just about every student. Why is need-based financial aid so important and how can you acquire the maximum amount? Here are a few tips: Don’t presume on merit-based scholarships – Very few people receive a full-ride scholarship. Don’t shy away from applying for merit-based scholarships, […]

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Tips for De-Stressing the College Admissions Process

Applying for college can be one of the most stressful times in a young person’s life. How can you cut down on the stress and enjoy what should be one of the most exciting times for a young man or woman? Here are a few tips: Don’t wait until the last minute – Much of […]

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Why It Is So Difficult to Get into the Top Universities

It is no secret that most applications are rejected by the top universities in the country. But you may be surprised by just how exclusive some of these schools are. US News reported on the topic and gave some shocking statistics. For example, The 53 most exclusive schools in the nation accepted fewer than 1 […]

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Direct Student Loans You Should Know About

While parents often try to help their children to be able to fund a college education and there are numerous grants and scholarships available, most students still find themselves needing to fund some of their tuition and other expenses with direct student loans. Here is a brief comparison of four types of loans to help […]

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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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