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Summer Programs for High School Students

Summer Programs for High School Students

Summer internships or other immersive study opportunities can help in picking your major and applying to college. Here are some well-regarded programs.

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Your Guide to Maximizing Financial Aid

Your Guide to Maximizing Financial Aid

College can cost upwards of $80,000 a year. Maximizing financial aid and qualifying for scholarships is critical. Here's how the system works.

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Filling Out the FAFSA: Your Guide

Filling Out the FAFSA: Your Guide

The Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the basis on which colleges decide financial aid, so it is important students and parents fill them out.

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Filling out the CSS/Profile: Your Guide

Filling out the CSS/Profile: Your Guide

The CSS/Profile, like the Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA), it is used to determine how much money a college will offer you.

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How to Research Colleges

How to Research Colleges

Researching colleges systematically and carefully is critical to building a list that genuinely fits the student.

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Showcase Your Extracurricular Activities

Showcase Your Extracurricular Activities

Explaining a student’s extracurricular activities is an integral part of the holistic admissions process at U.S. universities. Here's what you need to know.

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What Families Need to Know About College Financial Aid

What Families Need to Know About College Financial Aid

Student loan debt in the U.S. now exceeds $1.5 trillion dollars. Parents and students need to know how college financial aid works.

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Creating An Authentic Balance in Your College List

Creating An Authentic Balance in Your College List

To make a good college list, focus on finding good fits, rather than chasing after the highest-ranked colleges. Rankings are arbitrary.

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How You Can Thrive During Remote Learning

How You Can Thrive During Remote Learning

Last spring taught us some lessons about thriving with remote learning. Here are keys to success with online education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Five Things Every Family Should Know About Paying For College

Five Things Every Family Should Know About Paying For College

Many families don't think early enough about how to pay for college. But with a little planning, the challenge of paying for college is manageable.

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Summer Programs for High School Students

Summer Programs for High School Students

Summer internships or other immersive study opportunities can help in picking your major and applying to college. Here are some well-regarded programs.

Your Guide to Maximizing Financial Aid

Your Guide to Maximizing Financial Aid

College can cost upwards of $80,000 a year. Maximizing financial aid and qualifying for scholarships is critical. Here's how the system works.

Filling Out the FAFSA: Your Guide

Filling Out the FAFSA: Your Guide

The Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the basis on which colleges decide financial aid, so it is important students and parents fill them out.

Filling out the CSS/Profile: Your Guide

Filling out the CSS/Profile: Your Guide

The CSS/Profile, like the Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA), it is used to determine how much money a college will offer you.

Tips for College Essay Writers

Tips for College Essay Writers

Jane Hirschhorn offers practical tips for moving through the college essay writing process with ease and confidence.

How to Choose Your College

How to Choose Your College

In the spring of senior year, students receive decisions from colleges. Here are LifeLaunchr's tips for making your college decision wisely.

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