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5 Helpful Tips On How To Choose A College

Is your teen putting together their college list? Are they wondering how to narrow down the selection and pick the best one? Figuring out how to choose a college and the multiple factors to consider can be daunting. On top of that, knowing their decision impacts the next four years of their life and beyond…

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5 To-Do’s for Making High School Juniors College Ready

School is back in full swing, and that means for many high school juniors, the thought of college isn’t too far behind. So what can you do to get ready for the collegiate grind? Here are a few tips to get you on the right track to plan for college as a high school junior….

Surprise! Your financial aid award letter doesn’t make sense. Here’s how to measure your true cost of college.

Getting college acceptance letters is a huge relief. It’s no longer a guessing game. Once you’ve celebrated, expect another piece of the puzzle to arrive. Your financial aid award letter. Trouble is, they’re not as straightforward as an acceptance letter. Either you’re in or not. With award letters, colleges tend to use their own vocabulary,…

What is Merit Aid and How Do I Get Some?

You may have heard of merit aid, that it helps pay for college, or maybe you know it as merit scholarships. This is what you need to know about merit aid as you prep for college applications. Colleges grant merit aid scholarships to students based on their academic or other achievements. It could be an impressive GPA,…

Master Your Financial Aid Appeal in 5 Easy Steps

It’s about that time of year—when your senior is mid-way through their term—that financial aid packages come flooding into your mailbox. Seeing the raw numbers may cause a bit of panic. You remember hearing something about appealing financial aid, but where do you start? It’s a pretty straightforward process, and worth trying. Financial aid packages…

May 2017 Newsletter: How to Never Pay Retail for College

May 2017 Newsletter How to Never Pay Retail for College It’s May! Congratulations to all our seniors who have chosen their college for the next 4 years! For those of you who accepted at one college, but have also secured a spot on the waiting list for another college, this month’s Senior Scoop shares waitlist statistics and expectations…