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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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Four tips to helping your students find scholarship money

Many students know that colleges costs are rising, yet, the benefits of a college education are important in many ways. As a school counselor, you play an important role in helping your students find opportunities to pay for college. You … Continue reading

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How to get into college

Three tips to help you stay on track College can supply you with the tools needed to operate within a vast and complicated world. In studying for your next economics final, you’re also preparing for the real economic and social … Continue reading

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Getting ready for junior year

Your junior year is a good time to start preparing in earnest for college, and making a step-by-step plan to work through next year’s applications. Meet with your school counselor about the year ahead. Ensure that your courses and your … Continue reading

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Connect with your school counselor

As a high school senior, you have a busy year ahead with many decisions to make about college. Your school counselor is a great person to help guide you through this important time in your life. Even if you’ve never … Continue reading

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5 things you should know about financial aid

February is Financial Aid Awareness month, and in that spirit, I’m going to share the top five things I think every student should understand about financial aid. Are you ready? Let’s get started! Not all financial aid is need-based. This is the … Continue reading

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Scholarships or Student Loans, what comes first?

As you start to look for options to help you finance your education, should you first search for scholarships or loans? Both scholarships and student loans are forms of financial aid that are available to help you pay for your … Continue reading

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Information and Tips for First Generation Students and Families Planning for College

According to a 2013 report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, college graduates have lower unemployment rates, fare better during recessions, and earn wages roughly double those of high school graduates. When made responsibly, a higher education remains … Continue reading

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How to Find Free Money–The Scholarship Hunt

According to a 2012 College Board report, the average cost per year for a 4-year degree at a state-sponsored school currently runs $22,261 for in-state students and $35,321 for out-of-state students. While college can be one of the best experiences… Continue reading

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Stepping towards college

Planning for college isn’t easy. You have to select the right classes, prepare for all of the big tests, get recommendations, write essays, visit the college campuses, and figure out how you are going to pay for all of it…. Continue reading

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