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Show Me the Money! The Where and How of Scholarship Searches

With the average cost of tuition and fees currently averaging $10,116 and $36,801 for in-state public and private colleges respectively, it’s no wonder that families are looking for alternatives to help fund their student’s education.  And while the largest sources of free money for college come from the federal and state governments and the universities themselves, private scholarships do ...
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Financial Aid Prep 101: Timelines, Definitions, and How to Get Started

While students are knee-deep in the exciting college application process, it’s important not to forget about the other piece to the puzzle - financial aid! The two largest forms of financial aid open October 1st, and we’ve got everything you need to know in order to successfully begin the process.
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How to Make Your Résumé a Powerful Application Tool (Part 2): 5 Helpful Tips

Ahhhh yes…the résumé. An often times optional part of a college application submission process. Incredibly, this unassuming word, with its two accented ‘e’s, can cause accented stress on an applicant (see what I did there, eh?). This article - Part 2 of a 2 part series on résumés - provides five helpful tips for crafting your résumé.
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How to Make Your Résumé a Powerful Application Tool (Part 1): 3 Common Questions

Ahhhh yes…the résumé. An often times optional part of a college application submission process. Incredibly, this unassuming word, with its two accented ‘e’s, can cause accented stress on an applicant (see what I did there, eh?). This post - Part 1 of a 2 part series on résumés - will tackle three common résumé questions many high school seniors face when crafting your résumé.
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Coasters to Canines: Unique and Quirky College Majors

Amber Gilsdorf August 16, 2019 majors, careers
  As we all know, August is Back to School month. But did you also know that August also contains some other unique days? Aviation Day. National Dog Day. National Honey Bee Awareness Day. National Mountain Climbing Day. National Roller Coaster Day. Inspired by August’s mixture of quirky days, we’ve put together a short list of related quirky majors!
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