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Archive for January 2014

Exploiting Student’s College List on the FAFSA

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As you’re helping your child complete the FAFSA, do you realize their 10 schools of choice can be used against them? It seems innocent enough. Your student may favor New York University over UCLA and, naturally, would categorize them by personal importance.  It’s becoming increasingly apparent, however, that this list contains an underlying M.O. in…

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Not All College Tuitions are Created Equal

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When it comes to state-by-state college tuition fees, the ranges between the highest and lowest colleges are staggering. In fact, the difference boils down to thousands upon thousands of dollars.  You may wonder if a high price ticket equals an overall better institution. That should ring true for most investments.  The more money you shell…

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GE, the Common Core & Opposing Debates

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As our technology advances, students engage less in academics and instead rely on the ease fostered by computers which teem with seemingly infinite information. Surprising Statistics… or Maybe Not It’s an undeniable conundrum of past versus current college students.  One significant and harrowing study in Academically Adrift (2011) estimated that full-time students in 1961 dedicated…

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The Early Bird Gets the Worm… and the Scholarship

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Seniors: it’s time to start applying for scholarships. While some squeezed in their application for early decision, others will be tempted to wait until January to wrap their heads around the idea.  “There’s still plenty of time!” they may say. Little do they realize that putting off the process may hinder their chances of obtaining…

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