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Archive for February 2015

Eyes on your Own Paper: Why Not to Cheat on the FAFSA

When turning to financial aid, wouldn’t you want to extract the highest amount possible?  Of course, this all depends upon your means for the biggest payout.  The #1 method: applying for the FAFSA.  However, when you punch in your earnings on the FAFSA4caster, the estimated aid falls far short of your expectations.  How do you…

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Opening the College Dialogue Channel: Ask Questions!

As seniors sweat out the weeks before acceptance letters arrive in the mailbox (or in many cases, e-mail), parents can turn their attention to younger, future college-bound children who will one day walk down the same path. Begin planting fundamental seeds that will promote a highly successful end result for their college career.  This can…

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February 2015 Newsletter: College Funding isn’t Only About Financial Aid & More

February 2015 Newsletter  It’s February! As we enter the month of Valentines, embrace your sweetheart, but don’t forget to share the love for an important significant other always present in your life: your finances. Our Featured Find discusses the incredibly high cost of college, emphasizing the point that “whether your child qualifies for financial aid or not,…

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Test-Optional: Trend or New Tradition?

Test-Optional Colleges

Fretting over your student’s SAT/ACT score and wondering if it sizes up in the eyes of their dream college?  It may not factor into their chance of admission whatsoever. In 2014, 20 colleges opted for the test-optional alteration to their admissions.  This adds to an already growing list and reached 815 colleges as of winter…

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The Money-Hungry Monster of Textbook Prices

Seniors: Imagine this scenario: You’re a newly accepted freshman wrought with a sense of anticipation and wonder as you hit the “submit” button to finalize your class roster.  To fully prepare for your upcoming venture, you view your college’s bookstore website to add up prices.  Then you sit, horrified and wide-eyed as your textbook cost…

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