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Not All College Tuitions are Created Equal

When it comes to state-by-state college tuition fees, the ranges between the highest and lowest colleges are staggering. In fact, the difference boils down to thousands upon thousands of dollars.  You may wonder if a high price ticket equals an overall better institution. That should ring true for most investments.  The more money you shell…

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The Nitty-Gritty of MOOCs: Its Beginnings, Current Standing and Future Expectations

What if you could enroll in online courses completely free of charge? Sounds like a farfetched fantasy, but it’s not. In 2008 George Siemens offered a class through the University of Manitoba.  It was driven by student responses on Moodle forums, RSS feeds and even Second Life gatherings. This, probably unbeknownst to him at the…

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January Newsletter 2014: Early-Bird Scholarships, Digital Learning & More

It’s January!  It’s time to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible.  Not only is it a load off your mind, but you’re also guaranteed aid that may otherwise be turned down to students who wait months down the road to apply.  The earlier, the better! If you have any FAFSA questions, sign up for…

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GE, the Common Core & Opposing Debates

As our technology advances, students engage less in academics and instead rely on the ease fostered by computers which teem with seemingly infinite information. Surprising Statistics… or Maybe Not It’s an undeniable conundrum of past versus current college students.  One significant and harrowing study in Academically Adrift (2011) estimated that full-time students in 1961 dedicated…

Is It Really Impossible to Get into College These Days?

There’s no question the students who get the attention of admission officers and do best in the college application process have figured out who they are and what they want. Be yourself. High school—and the college application process—are about students finding out who they are and what they love — not simply trying to create…

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December Newsletter 2013: Gearing up for the FAFSA, Middle Class Scholarship & More

It’s December!  We reach the end of 2013 and what better time to get a head start on the FAFSA? Because the application period for the FAFSA opens on January 1st 2014, the time sandwiched between the two holidays presents a fantastic opportunity to collect related documents.  This includes tax forms and bank statements, among…