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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,…

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What Is A 529 Plan And What You Need To Know About It

With the costs of a higher education continuing to rise, one college financial planning strategy many families use to invest in is a 529 plan. Authorized by Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, 529 plans are legally known as “qualified tuition plans,” and are “sponsored by states, state agencies or educational institutions.” 529 plans…

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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…