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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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Our College Reading List: 5 Book Recommendations for Parents and Teens

August is here! Time for the big send-off! Parents and students: you are all probably feeling excited for what the next 4 years will hold, and anxious about getting everything done and ready for the big day. Hopefully you are feeling well prepared and confident in where you’ll be headed! However, if you’re looking for some last minute reassurance on if you've selected the right school, or that ...
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Rankings-Schmankings: Why a College is More Than Just Its Numbers

US News. Forbes. Princeton Review. Each tells their own story of who is #1 for business, where you can find the healthiest campus food, and what student body has the best student section for college athletics. What if a school exists on one list, but not the other - is it still a great school? Is choosing a college really as simple as applying to the top programs featured in that year’s edition? ...
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Let's Get Started! Summer Tips for Rising Sophomores and Juniors

For those of us living in the northern half of the U.S., the weather makes summer feel like a LONG way off. But, in reality, it’s already April and school will be out before we know it. Summer is a great time for outdoor BBQs, swimming with friends, and catching up on some ZZZ’s after a busy end of the year. It is also the perfect time to work on your college planning process!
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PSAT Scores Are Out...Now What?

It is a big week for sophomores and juniors as PSAT scores have just been released. Are you excited about your scores? Didn’t score as high as you hoped? Let’s take a deep dive into PSAT score reports, what they mean, and what your next steps should be. Read on for answers to some of your burning questions about your PSAT results.
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