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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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The Early Bird Gets the Worm… and the Scholarship

Seniors: it’s time to start applying for scholarships. While some squeezed in their application for early decision, others will be tempted to wait until January to wrap their heads around the idea.  “There’s still plenty of time!” they may say. Little do they realize that putting off the process may hinder their chances of obtaining…

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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Top 5 Factors to Consider Community College

As high school seniors plan their impending college career, they and their parents realize that after comparing Cost of Attendance at State, UCs and private colleges, it’s an extremely heavy financial burden.  Even with the support of financial aid, it’s likely that families will spend tens of thousands of dollars per school year. So, why…

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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…

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The 5 W’s to Buckling Down & Gearing Up for a Successful FAFSA

As we approach December, dressing Christmas trees with festive ornaments and enclosing presents in colorfully decorated wrapping paper, some muse about the upcoming year’s resolutions. One in particular should rank high on your list, particularly for those orchestrating a smooth transition from high school to college: preparing for the FAFSA. FAFSA? While the majority of…