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My Top 10 Tips To Help You Thrive During Your College Years

To all incoming college freshman, You’re no longer in high school. So that means if you were popular, smart, quiet, nerdy, the loner, or whatever in high school, that doesn’t mean that’s who you’ll be in college. You...

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7 Mistakes and Lessons I Wish Every Parent Knew

Here is a short list of some of the most common mistakes I see parents make every year when it comes to their child’s college dreams. 1. RELYING SOLELY ON SAT/ACT TEST SCORES College admissions have changed -...

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What kind of insurance does a college student need?

Having the right kind of insurance in place is a vital part of your family’s financial protection. While insurance is usually not on the student-going-to-college checklist, it should be. Often times parents forget to...

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Divorced? What You Need To Know When Planning For Your Child’s College.

Sending your child to college is always a stressful time. Parents want what is best for their kids, but college is very expensive nowadays. Plus it’s getting harder to be admitted; even the State colleges are rejecting...

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Should Parents Pay for College?

Should parents pay for their kid’s college? After a mortgage, the cost to attend college will be the next most expensive thing a family tries to pay off. The average annual cost for an in-state public school is a little...

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Tips on How to Write the College Essay

College admissions continues to become more competitive and complex each year. The Covid-pandemic has created even more chaos as students who took a gap year are now enrolling into colleges, often displacing the current...

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College Campus Tour Red Flags: What to Look for on a Visit

Why visit? - I cannot stress enough how important it is to take a college campus tour of a school your child is seriously interested in. While a tour seems like it would be a great experience, sometimes the opposite is...

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College Admissions: 7 Things I Recommend to Get a Head Start this Summer

I’ve heard some parents say getting into college will be easier now that some schools are waiving the SAT and ACT scores. However, I found the opposite to be true. The admissions process is actually becoming murkier...

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An Outline of the Best College Loan Options for 2022-2023

In case you didn’t know it – college is expensive. Excruciatingly expensive. The average cost for an in-state public college is a little over $25,000 a year. Since most students no longer graduate in four years, but...

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Inflation is a Double-Whammy for College Graduates

The costs associated with college continue to soar. Historically the price of college has outpaced inflation by over four times. Hence the amount of college debt taken on by a family has skyrocketed to unstable levels....

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Resources and Tips to Know when Looking for Scholarships.

There are two online search engines that I really like. Both sites work similarly in that you will want to create a profile, which will be used to potentially match you with scholarships listed in their database. *Hint:...

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Financial Aid Awareness Month -- FAFSA Tips & Common Mistakes to Avoid

Throughout the month of February, the higher education community celebrates Financial Aid Awareness Month in an effort to provide crucial information to students and families about access to federal, state, and...

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16 Elite Universities Accused of Collusion, Price Fixing, Withholding Admissions… OH MY!!!