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Should You Appeal Your Financial Aid Award?

Have you been through any major changes since applying for financial aid? If your rewarded seems low, you might want to appeal it.

Universities Are Shifting Away From Standardized Testing

Fretting over your student’s SAT/ACT score and wondering if it sizes up in the eyes of their dream college? Thanks to COVID-19, it may not factor into their chance of admission whatsoever. For past generations, taking the SAT or ACT was a crucial element in the university application process, as most schools required them. The…

How To Write A College Essay That Rocks!

A large part of the college application process is submitting a college essay. Which is why we are sharing five tips on how to better yours!

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…

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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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In-State Vs. Out-Of-State College: What’s The Best Option?

Whether your teen is narrowing down their top public college choices or waiting for acceptance letters to arrive, they’ll eventually have to make that all-important decision of, “Which college do I choose?” For many students, that includes choosing between an in-state college and out-of-state college. There are pros and cons for each public college option,…