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Dos and Don'ts of Appealing a Financial Aid Award

Ah...February. The month of Hallmark’s favorite holiday. Also the month during which colleges will start to send out financial aid information. Quick caveat: this will only be for the schools to which your student has already been accepted. Colleges with April 1 notification dates will package the financial aid with the acceptance information.
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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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Let's Try This Again: Tips for Transfer Students

Completing the college admissions process is a milestone that many students are happy to put behind them. However, an astounding one-third of college students find themselves completing the process a second time as a transfer applicant. There are a variety of valid reasons to transfer universities. You may have had a change of heart about majoring in business and need to switch schools to pursue ...
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3 Simple Tips for Completing Your FAFSA

What were you doing on October 1, 2018? Were you eating a yummy cookie in celebration of National Homemade Cookies Day like I was? If not, it isn’t too late to grab your favorite kind (mine is Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip) and enjoy!
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Q&A With a Former Admission Director: What Are Colleges Really Looking For?

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