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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 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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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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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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Using Summer Wisely to Get Started on College Admissions

Using Summer Wisely to Get Started on College Admissions

Summer vacation can be a moment to take a break after an intense school year. But it's also a time to really focus on college admissions and college planning.

Here's a great list of things parents and students can do over the summer!

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Five Tips to Ace a College Admissions Interview

Five Tips to Ace a College Admissions Interview

Some colleges require or offer the opportunity for students to have an interview as part of their college admissions process. Here's how to ace an interview.

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Stay On Track for College Admissions Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

Stay On Track for College Admissions Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

Get up-to-date information and resources to stay on track for college admissions amidst the changes caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Financial Aid Award Letters: What You Need to Know

Financial Aid Award Letters: What You Need to Know

Financial Aid Award letters from universities are misleading and difficult to understand. Here's what you need to know about them.

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Five Tips on Building a Realistic College Financial Plan

Five Tips on Building a Realistic College Financial Plan

If you've got a student in middle or high school, here are five tips to help you get started on your college financial plan today!

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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.

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Tips for College Essay Writers

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How to Choose Your College

How to Choose Your College

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