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October Newsletter 2014: Student Loan Apocalypse, CSS Profile & More

October Newsletter 2014 It’s October! Is your student considering one of the 300+ colleges that require the CSS Profile application as well as the FAFSA application to qualify for financial aid? If your answer is a definite “yes”, and your student is applying Early Action or Early Decision, make sure to check the deadline for your…

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The Gravity of the CSS Profile: Why You Should Apply

Seniors: Get ready to complete the CSS Profile! While not as commonly used as the FAFSA, for those colleges that do use it, completing the CSS Profile boosts your qualification for more financial aid, and who doesn’t want some extra money toward their college fund? You may not realize it, but the CSS Profile is…

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Transfer Admission Guarantee: Due in Less Than a Week!

If you’re on the verge of completing your general education courses at a California community college (CCC), did you know you may be eligible for a guaranteed transfer to a UC? This is known as a Transfer Admission Guarantee, or TAG, which gives you a leg up in admission: early academia record review, admission notification…

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College Prep Timeline

As college freshman embark on their journey, for high school juniors and seniors, it’s crunch time to begin mapping out their plans for college, both financial and otherwise.  This means approaching teachers for crucial recommendations, picking and choosing between colleges to create a top 5 to 10 list, and gathering the needed materials for applications…

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5 Tricks to Safeguard Your Student from Identity Theft Hijackers

As your student enters a brand new year of school, their minds are riddled by issues.  It may be pending homework due dates or mentally squeezing study time into their daily rituals for the next foreseeable months ahead.  But identity theft?  Probably not on their short list of worries. Student Vulnerability Unbeknownst to them, students in particular…

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September Newsletter 2014: Reinforcing the Value of a College Degree, How Financial Aid Formulas Work & More

It’s September! Are you prepared for Fall?  As we ring in the new school year–whether high school or college–planning ahead remains a vital, dominant factor in staying one step ahead of the financial planning and admissions processes. Still struggling with the question of whether a college education is worth it?  This month’s Featured Find discusses new…