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Jump the Scholarship Hurdle with Automatic Merit Aid

Athlete Jumping Over a Hurdle

Gasping for air as you reach for perfect scholarships?  Sounds dramatic, but the hunt for scholarships leads to an overdose of information and resources. As students sift through the thousands of offered by various companies, organizations, and private donors, they may very well feel akin to a drowning victim.  While it’s necessary to wade … [Read more...]

Till Death (or Retirement) Do Us Part: Selecting a ‘Marriageable’ Career

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Seeking a mate until the end of time: looking for an honest, reliable, intelligent companion. Would prefer a life partner to a quick fling. Must be flexible, attentive, and willing to help make ends meet. Life can be daunting, let’s weather it together. Finding the perfect job can be a lot like finding the right spouse.  Sure, it’s awesome to … [Read more...]

October Newsletter 2014: Student Loan Apocalypse, CSS Profile & More

Jeff Parker Cartoon

October Newsletter 2014 It's October! Is your student considering one of the 300+ colleges that require the CSS Profile application as well as the FAFSA application to qualify for financial aid? If your answer is a definite "yes", and your student is applying Early Action or Early Decision, make sure to check the deadline for your … [Read more...]

The Gravity of the CSS Profile: Why You Should Apply

Mini Astronaut Figures

Seniors: Get ready to complete the CSS Profile! While not as commonly used as the FAFSA, for those colleges that do use it, completing the CSS Profile boosts your qualification for more financial aid, and who doesn't want some extra money toward their college fund? You may not realize it, but the CSS Profile is required by over 300 colleges. … [Read more...]

Transfer Admission Guarantee: Due in Less Than a Week!

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If you're on the verge of completing your general education courses at a California community college (CCC), did you know you may be eligible for a guaranteed transfer to a UC? This is known as a Transfer Admission Guarantee, or TAG, which gives you a leg up in admission: early academia record review, admission notification and guidance.  Your … [Read more...]