Common Mistakes Students Make Regarding FAFSA

What should you know about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? There are a number of mistakes that students commonly make regarding this provision. Here are a few things that you will want to avoid. Waiting – Some of the funds that are provided in response to the FAFSA form are first-come, first-serve. […]

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How to Get Ready for a Pre-College Summer Program

For a high school student who is applying to go to college, a pre-college summer program is a great way to dip your toe in the water and maybe even get a little credit along the way. Before you head to your first dorm room, start a challenging summer course, or enjoy your first parent-free […]

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Parents: Build a Funding Plan that Considers Both College and Retirement

According to financial guru Dave Ramsey, retirement funding should take priority over funding college for your kids. Why does he feel strongly, and is there any way to save for both? Why It’s Smart to Plan for Both Some parents have gone as far as to take money out of their retirement funds to pay […]

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How to Get a Competitive College Profile

College admissions officers are going to be looking at your entire student profile to decide if you are a good fit for the institution. While the essay is really important, we want to take some time to discuss other important aspects of your profile. Here are a few things you can do to boost your […]

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Tips for Benefiting the Most When Visiting Colleges

The college application process can be pretty stressful. Visiting the schools is the fun part. But that doesn’t mean you want to wing it. Here are a few tips to help you plan your college visits so as to get the most benefit from them. Go when college is in session – You want to […]

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Building a College Funding Plan that Works for All Your Kids

Planning to fund college for one child can be a daunting task, but when you have multiple kids, it can seem monumental. We’re going to give you a few tips for ways to save for college when you have to think about all of your children. Education Savings Account (ESA) – This is a savings […]

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How to Research and Select a College Major

Choosing a college major is a life-changing decision. You are going to spend a lot of money becoming educated in your chosen field, so you will need to find a good job to make it worthwhile. Here are a few tips for researching and selecting a college major that won’t leave you with regrets after […]

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Parents: Start Building Your College Funding Plan Now

Are your kids entering high school? It’s never too late to start planning to fund college expenses. Are your kids still little? It’s never too early to start either with the high cost of tuition continuing to rise. Here are a few reasons to start building your college funding plan now. Over a 10-year period, […]

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Strategically Selected High School Courses to Impress Admissions Officers

You have many options when it comes to taking classes in high school. How can you choose your courses strategically so that you have a competitive edge when it comes to applying for college? Here are a few quick tips. Select the right college prep courses – If you know your intended major, definitely choose […]

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Career Research Tips for High School Students

Are you tired of people still asking you what you want to be when you grow up, as if you’re not just a year or two away from graduating high school? The other reason you may dread the question is that you honestly don’t have an answer. That’s what we’re going to help you with […]

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