Is career choice an either-or situation?  When students foresee the goal of their college education, they are caught in a tug-of-war between the sensible prospect of job security or a career path tailored to their passions and interests.  Rarely do they overlap. They may consider the kitchen their happy place, but know that majors in…

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Mortgage and Paying for College

With a fluctuating economy, dwindling stock market returns, and stagnant home values, paying for college can understandably be overwhelming.  So it’s no wonder some parents are looking into using their home equity to help their student pay for college.  But is taking equity out of your home in the form of a new home loan or…

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10 Weird Scholarships

Paying for college can be stressful and overwhelming, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun.  Did you know that by fully embracing your inner weird factor, you could land yourself some serious scholarship money to help pay your college tuition?  It’s true!  There are a ton of wacky, unusual and just plain weird scholarships…

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Should you appeal a college acceptance letter?

Whether or not to appeal financial aid award offers is a question many students face this time of year.  Maybe the award offer was not as much as you anticipated, or perhaps your circumstances have changed since you filed your application.  There are several factors to take into consideration when deciding whether or not to appeal.…

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College Ranking & ROI

April 2015 Newsletter Happy April! Congratulations to all our seniors!  College acceptances and financial aid offers have finally arrived and your powerful decision making time is here.  YOU get to choose your best academic, social, and financial fit college. PayScale recently unveiled their annual interactive ranking of colleges base of return-on-investment (ROI).  Check out our Senior Scoop where we discuss how ROI can help…

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Seniors: Acceptance letters are in!  Seniors have less than a month to finalize their college choice.  Most seniors have applied to multiple colleges, and potentially found two, three, or more acceptance letters sitting in their mailbox or popping up in their inbox.  While some find the choice is a no-brainer, others are stumped.  Out of…

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