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June 2012: Top 10 Financial Aid Tips & More

Greetings! Happy June! Is your student finishing up their Junior year? Now is the time for them to start seriously considering where they want to go to school after high school, and transition into the role of “college-bound Seniors.” Encourage your son or daughter to start thinking about how far away they want to be…

Peterson’s: Top Ten Financial Aid Tips for Parents

You won’t want to miss Peterson’s top 10 financial aid tips for parents: Looking for financial aid to help foot the tuition bill? Follow these 10 tips to help you secure the funding help you need and remember — don’t wait until your child’s senior year to start thinking about student aid. The sooner you…

Grammar Do’s and Don’ts

When you communicate with a college, whether by formal application or emailed correspondence, you are adding to a picture of yourself. Think of each step as part of a job application. While you know it is essential that your application and essay portray you in the best light possible, email inquiries are important too. Naturally,…

How to Make the Most of College Campus Visits

Are you planning to spend your spring break making college campus visits? Spring of junior year is a good time to check out the campuses on your short list, especially if you are considering applying for early decision. To avoid wasting time and money visiting every school on your list, do your homework first. Narrow…

6 Tips to Stay Organized with College Applications

The college application process can be overwhelming. Different schools have varying requirements and deadlines, and it can be hard to keep track of what’s due when. Organization is essential to keep everything straight and make sure that nothing slips through the cracks. Here are 6 tips to help you stay organized. 1. Find out from…

Top 10 FAFSA Mistakes to Avoid

Are you ready to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? Because the government and colleges give aid on a first come, first serve basis, it’s important to be submit as early as possible. Unfortunately a mistake on your FAFSA can delay processing for weeks, moving your application behind the countless others that…