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Category: Financial Aid

Understanding College Financial Aid

College Financial Aid Options It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~Aristotle   It should come as no surprise to learn the cost of higher education is a significant investment.  While the cost ranges significantly on the program, school, residency, and student qualifications, we will…

Discover the Real Scoop on College Admissions

College Admission Guide “The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.” ~Robert Maynard Hutchins   As you may have already gathered, the college admission process is a two-way street.  You are looking to make the best decision for you and the college is looking to make the best…

Information to Maximize College Success

Gathering Quality Information about College “Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.” ~Edward Everett As you may imagine, colleges spend a significant amount of resources on providing current and prospective students valuable information about their programs.  For current students, the focus of the publications is often centered around retaining students and…

Understanding the College Admission Process

The College Admission Process “The education of the twentieth century will develop the heart  as well as the intellect”. ~G. Stanley Hall (1846–1924)   As you consider the next chapter of your academic life, you may think about what you would like to study or what college to attend.  Regardless of where you are at…

Creating a Budget for College

Creating a College Budget that Works If you are not sure where to start when building a budget for college, you are not alone.  Managing finances while in college can be a life stress yet with proper planning and an eye for detail you can effectively create a workable budget.  Below you will find a…

College Checklist for High School Seniors

High School Senior Checklist As a high school senior you have some big decisions to make.  This is the year you need to decide which colleges to apply to and determine financial aid packages to help you make the best decision.  In addition to the resources in this checklist, make sure to read the Match…

The 7 Common Mistakes of High School Seniors

High School Senior Mistakes to Avoid It is not uncommon for high school seniors to feel the pull towards the future and to get distracted during the school year.  It will indeed be a busy year rife with big life-changing decisions along with a need to be organized and focused on college admissions.  This energy…

College Checklist for High School Juniors

High School Junior Checklist Your junior year in high school is a critical year in school.  We have distilled a quick list of the most critical components of your high school junior year to help you track with your college goals.  The quarterly list below is intended to be a companion with our award-winning eBook…

College Resources for High School Juniors

High School Junior Vital Resources As a high school junior, you are now more than halfway through your high school experience.  It is ever-more critical to stay organized and goal-oriented as the time frame for college approaches.  Like any large goal, we suggest you come up with a set of specific milestones then supporting activities…

High School Sophomore College Checklist

College Checklist for High School Sophomores Your sophomore campaign in high school is a juncture signifying the completion of your initial year with college prospecting on the horizon.  Jumping into year two will take focus and planning to get ready for significant milestones ahead.  Your sophomore year is typified as being a critical year with…