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Paying for College Through Military Service

One of the many benefits offered to U.S. active duty service personnel and veterans is help with education and training costs. However, weighing your choices and opportunities can be overwhelming with some programs administered by your branch of service and others through the Veteran’s Administration.  There are also outside scholarships specifically for active duty, veterans and dependents. ...
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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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The Bottom Line: Understanding Financial Aid Award Letters

Amy Rice April 24, 2018 financial aid
First off, congratulations! At this point in the year, you’ve hopefully heard back from most of the schools you applied to, and are receiving letters from the financial aid office with the results from your FAFSA. If the cost of college is a factor in your decision, these letters are critical pieces of information that determine where you go to school! Unfortunately, every school follows a ...
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