Category Archives: Planning for College

Upcoming steps after the FAFSA

By now, your student has probably started filling out their FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is the first step in applying for federal financial aid. After that, you and your student will be able to … Continue reading

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Get a read on your student’s path to college

You have a helpful guide on your Junior’s path to college: the school counselor. If you haven’t already gotten to know your student’s school counselor, now is the perfect time to start! Working together will help ensure your student’s college … Continue reading

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Eight tips for starting the college search

Determining which colleges make your application list is a process that may take time from your already busy schedule. While the options are wide open, it is worthwhile to really explore your choices, look at what interests you and to … Continue reading

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How much does college really cost?

As you begin the college search with your high school student, determining cost of a school isn’t always as straightforward as it might seem. You can easily determine a college’s listed price, but what you’re probably more interested in is … Continue reading

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Writing a successful college application essay

The essay portion of the college application is the best place to show the school of your choice why you belong on their campus and what you will be able to contribute to the student body. The test scores and … Continue reading

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Fund your way: Five scholarship search sites for college-bound students

If you’re a college-bound senior researching the cost of attending your school of choice, you are likely aware that the cost of attending college has gone up dramatically in the past decade, and there is no sign of reduction in … Continue reading

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Master the scholarship application process

College is an excellent investment — you acquire valuable knowledge about the world, set yourself up for a career, and give your parents bragging rights for eternity – though it may cost quite a bit. Now imagine that you could … Continue reading

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Five ways to help your student prepare for scholarships

Your student’s junior year of high school is all about doing the prep work for college. Planning for scholarships is an important element of college planning that can start early on during junior year. As a parent, there are several … Continue reading

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Who’s in your corner? Asking for letters of recommendation

If this is your first time applying to college, the term “letter of recommendation” may sound like a foreign tongue to you. Not to worry! In this list, we break down everything you need to know about letters of recommendation … Continue reading

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Five tips for students on the college search

Location vs. class size? Major vs. options? Home vs. far away from home, please? Students have a lot to consider when thinking about colleges. From the philosophical to the financial, “where am I going next?” is top of mind for … Continue reading

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