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Thinking about a Canadian Degree?

Hi Friend, Happy Canada Day!  Attending a Canadian university can be an excellent choice for US students who are academically focused, independent, and looking for an international education close to home. If your student is considering this, Road2College highlights the advantages to getting a degree in Canada. While most students go to college to help ensure that…

Tips for a Financially Responsible Student

Heading off to college means gaining independence in several ways, and financial independence is one of the most important. Take some time to teach your student to navigate financial waters before they are on their own to avoid trouble with credit cards, overdraft fees and other tricky financial woes. Here are a few steps to…

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Student Loan Interest Rates Are Rising

Hi Friend, It’s June! Summer is here.  A warm congratulations to our graduating Seniors.  You did it!For our rising Juniors and Seniors, the college preparation process can be overwhelming. From campus tours to letters of recommendation to essays, you have a lot to keep track of. With so much to do, it’s hard to know where or when to…

Your Guide to Federal Student Loans

Direct loans, repayments, need-based aid, dependent status… Do these make your head spin? College finances can be a confusing endeavor. We can help clear things up, starting with explaining the difference between two of the biggest federal loans available:  Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized student loans. Traditionally, these are the two most common forms of federal…

College Decision Day Was May 1st. Congratulations!

Hi Friend, National College Decision Day was May 1st, congratulations to all those students who’ve made their choice! Although, May 1st has long been College Decision Day for countless colleges, deadlines in June or even later aren’t unusual. Students who do need additional time should reach out to the admissions office at their institutions of interest to confirm they…

Class of 2022 – Juniors – It’s time to Ask For a Letter of Recommendation!

Guest blogger Harriet E. Katz is the owner/CEO of Creative Kid College Coach. This is a critical step to improve your college application! With the lack of standardized testing, colleges are putting extensive emphasis on how they evaluate a student’s fit for their school. An impactful letter of recommendation has taken on an even more significant role…