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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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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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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Making Good Use of the Summer Before You Start College

Are you getting ready to graduate high school in the next month or two? If you are planning to enter the ranks of college students next fall, what should you be doing with your last summer? Here are three ways to make good use of the summer before college to prepare you for your experience. […]

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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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Essential Tips for Students Hoping to Get College Funding

You know your family can’t afford to put you through college, and you don’t want to spend the rest of your life paying off a massive debt. That’s why students, even some from middle-class and upper-middle-class families, need financial aid for college. But does that even exist for your household income bracket? Here are some […]

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How Do You Plan on Paying for College?

This is an important question for students (and parents of students) who intend to further their education after high school. Since the average American family pays well over $20k per year in tuition fees, very few have that kind of cash on hand. Here is a breakdown of some of your options for funding college. […]

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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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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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