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What to Do if You’ve Been Waitlisted

College acceptance letters have been received, but what about those students who have been waitlisted? Most high school seniors received letters of acceptance into various colleges on May 1st, but some received notice that they are on the waitlist. While this information can be a little upsetting, there may still be a chance of gaining…

How to Write an Effective Financial Aid Appeal Letter

Your high school senior has finally received their financial aid award letter from their favorite college, but what happens if the package isn’t quite what you expected? Has something recently changed with your financial situation? Could there have been a miscalculation when filing the FAFSA? Maybe your student has a recent scholastic achievement to add?…

8 Ways to Make the Most of College Visits

This spring is an ideal time to start visiting some college campuses with your college-bound high school student. Your senior will be applying to colleges with deadlines as early as November 1st, so visiting colleges before the end of their junior year is valuable. Make sure to begin this process with a concise list of…

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10 Ways High School Juniors Can Prepare for College  

It is never too early to start preparing for college. For juniors in high school, now is a reasonable time to start thinking about college admissions, as this year is when they can really start to engage in active college preparation. Junior year can be a busy time, especially for those who are planning to…

Student-Loan Borrowers Remain in Limbo  

Guest blogger, Beth V. Walker, is a wealth advisor with Carson Wealth Management, the founder of Center for College Solutions, and the author of “Never Pay Retail for College.” This article was originally written for ReThinking65. With student loan forgiveness on shaky ground, families need clarity and some confidence boosters. Student loan forgiveness is a complicated topic…

The Benefits of Taking the Community College Route  

For students, figuring out the best way to start their college career is a major step in the college planning process. College is an expensive investment, so exploring the option of attending community college is a smart move and can help students decide if it is the right choice for them. Here are some important…