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How To Determine, “Is College Worth It?”

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With student loan debt totaling a whopping 1.5 trillion dollars, it’s understandable that many people might be asking the question, “Is college worth it?” After all, next to a home mortgage, paying for higher education is one of the most significant financial investments a person can make during their lifetime. Studies show that college is…

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Savvy Tips To Maximize Financial Aid and More!

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Hurrah! The school year has officially begun! Students are busy with academic and athletic schedules, and the return to a daily routine creates the perfect opportunity for families to prepare for filing the FASFA and CSS Profile on October 1. To get you off on the right start, we are here to help! Do you…

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The Best Financial Tips For New College Students

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Your student has successfully navigated high school, toured campuses, applied to and been accepted into college. All summer, they’ve dreamt of the momentous day when their new life away from home begins, as well as all the freedom and responsibility that comes along with it. As a parent, you know they’ll learn much more than…

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Have A Sophomore In High School? Plan For College Now!

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August is here! As the leisurely days of summer move into a bustling schoolyear, we want to help make sure you and your student are on an affordable college-bound path. I’m also sharing helpful advice in Forbes and Real Simple, both of which I’ve included below! Is your student a sophomore this year? Start planning now! Figuring out your financial outlook narrows down the…

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How To Make The Most Of Your Campus Tour

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When your college-bound student has prepared their list of top colleges and begun moving toward the decision-making phase, the most exciting way to narrow down the selection is with a campus tour. By experiencing the college environment firsthand, talking with program directors and students, and seeing the facilities up close, it will be easier for…

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