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Does COVID-19 Make A Gap Year An Even Better Idea?

Taking a gap year is much talked about amongst seniors in high school and college students. However, does that mean you should take one? A gap year promotes rejuvenation of the mind and time to align goals—specifically landing on a curricular and career path.  Benefits certainly lie in jumpstarting your college courses immediately, but the…

Will Your Student Attend College Online?

Our daily lives have changed so much, we hope that you and your family are healthy and safe. This trying time has created many concerns for families, especially for high school students and college students returning home. Please know we are staying on top of the latest news so we can best inform you. If…

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High School Juniors: Are You College Ready?

For many students, preparation for college begins in earnest at the start of the year as a high school junior. To help get yourself prepared, here are five tips to get your rising junior on the right track the moment the school year begins. 1. Make a Game Plan Before anything else, high school juniors need…

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Coronavirus College Updates, Tax Strategies And More!

Our daily lives have changed so much since our last newsletter and we hope that you are healthy and safe. This trying time has created many concerns for families, especially for high school students and college students returning home. Please know we are staying on top of the latest news so we can best inform…

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Are Scholarships Taxable? Rules To Know Now

First, congratulations on winning that scholarship! You’ve made a great stride in paying for college and reducing your student debt. Now that tax time is approaching, you might find yourself asking, “Are scholarships taxable?” This is an excellent question! Most scholarships and grants are considered “free money” and not taxable, but there are exceptions. To…

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Is Your Financial Aid Award Lower Than Expected?

March is here! We are all anticipating the arrival of spring and the longer days of sunshine. Along with dreaming of warmer weather, high school seniors are also anxiously waiting for their college acceptances and financial aid award letters. After the initial well-earned congrats and hurrahs, you and your student might be left a little…