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The Forgotten Element Of Success In Admissions

The Forgotten Element Of Success In Admissions

We know that High School GPAs, A Challenging High School Curriculum, Standardized Test Scores, Focused Extra-Curricular Activity, and The College Essay are the key ingredients for acceptance to your top choice schools. But here is a dirty little secret and the forgotten element of success in admissions that should be kept in mind. Ability and Willingness to PAY for a portion of your Cost of Attendance (COA) can be a key factor. Continue reading

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5 TIPS AND CAUTIONS ABOUT FILING COLLEGE FINANCIAL FORMS

5 TIPS AND CAUTIONS ABOUT FILING COLLEGE FINANCIAL FORMS

For High School graduates of 2017, time to fill out financial forms is quickly coming upon us. For the first time ever, FAFSA will become available on October 1, the same date as the CSS Profile. And for the first time, FAFSA will be using your last 2 tax returns (2014 and 2015). Continue reading

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COLLEGES WON’T TELL IF YOU DON’T ASK

COLLEGES WON’T TELL IF YOU DON’T ASK

It seems that few students or parents are aware of Tuition Exchange Programs and colleges won’t tell you if you don’t ask. High School Counselors, Independent Educational Consultants, and especially colleges themselves are extremely neglect in making applicants aware. Continue reading

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THE FAFSA IS AVAILABLE: 3 REASONS TO GET IT DONE EARLY

THE FAFSA IS AVAILABLE: 3 REASONS TO GET IT DONE EARLY

On January 1, the FAFSA for 2016-2017 is available to all college applicants and parents of applicants.
Here are 3 things that should be done and reasons to get it done early. Continue reading

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Are Colleges At Risk To Alternative Education Choices?

Are Colleges At Risk To Alternative Education Choices?

  Are colleges at risk to alternative education choices? Yes, if they do not become more affordable without students taking on massive debt, and use more cutting edge teaching methods.  In economics, they say that “the cure for high prices is … Continue reading

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Ten Q And A’s About College Financial Planning That May Be Very Costly For You Not To Think About

The following answers are short and do not explain thoroughly the reasons for many of them. If you would like detailed answers on any or all of these questions, please get in touch – fill out the contact form on … Continue reading

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