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Need-Blind vs. Need-Aware Colleges: Why You Should Apply Regardless

Recently the labels “need-blind” and “need-aware” were thrust into the spotlight.  After years of promoting themselves as a need-blind college, George Washington University admits they generally adopt need-aware practices. In fact, about 10% of prospective students falling outside the top-achieving admissions migrate from “admitted” to “waitlisted” at GWU each year due to financial need consideration….

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Not Just for Rich Kids: Top Colleges Lend a Hand to Low-Income Students

Low-income students tend to shy away from adding top colleges to their application list.  They, like many others, accept the idea that as long as you have money, you’ll be nearly guaranteed a spot at a top-tier university. … At least, that’s what the past has shown us. Even with a solid 4.0 and laundry…

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November Newsletter 2013: Common App Issues, College Curriculum Debates, Scholarship Resources & More

It’s November and the holiday season is quickly approaching. Many seniors have already applied for early admission to some private colleges and all seniors foresee regular admission deadlines looming upon the horizon.  Ongoing issues with Common Application were an unwelcome distraction in the midst of an already stressful time.  In response to these problems, a growing…

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Scholarship Resources

As seniors begin to finalize their college lists, it’s important to determine which schools may provide merit aid for students. Additionally, many colleges offer school specific scholarship resources to help lessen the burden for students applying. But for many students, private scholarships may be needed to help finance the cost. The internet is a substantial…

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Alleviating the Common App Blues

For many incoming students attempting to apply for early consideration via Common Application, roadblocks of technical issues plague their submissions. Implemented as a time-saver, Common App provides a platform for students to conveniently mass submit their applications to many colleges at once.  Their new 4th generation system, which forgoes physical paperwork and instead utilizes digital…

Student Loans: Should You Borrow Against Your House To Pay Them Off?

American consumers currently owe around $1 trillion in student loan debt and many of them are paying it back at a higher interest rate than what they would pay on a home equity loan. So if you’re a student that’s having difficulty repaying a student loan, is it a good idea to repay it by…