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To Apply or Not Apply for Need-Based Aid: Who Should Check the Box?

It’s no secret that during these uncertain economic times, colleges are having a more challenging time than ever maintaining balanced operating budgets.  And while the question of whether or not families should apply for need-based financial aid comes up every year, the idea that there may be an “admissions edge” when not applying for financial aid seems to be more relevant than ever.  So, who ...
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Campus Pride: Resources for LGBTQ Students and Allies

June is LGBTQ Pride Month in honor of the Stonewall Riots that took place during this month in 1969. Recent studies have shown that LGBTQ youth experience significantly higher rates of mental health issues, often stemming from a lack of support in their own homes or communities. For LGBTQ students trying to navigate the college search process, identifying institutions where they may feel safe, ...
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Class of 2021 College Signing Day

While there's no doubt that students in the Class of 2021 have experienced a tremendous number of challenges, uncertainty, and just an overall crazy application cycle, we have been inspired by their dedication and grit in this process (and that of their parents!). 
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Estrela Class of 2021 Early Decision and Early Action Results

Happy New Year! We are incredibly proud of our Class of 2021 students who have received offers of admission to 92 different colleges and universities in 25 states during the Early Decision and Early Action rounds of admission. In addition, our Estrela students have already received $5 MILLION in merit-based scholarships! ⭐ Check out the list of colleges and universities where our students have ...
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Class of 2020 College Signing Day

It's no question that the Class of 2020 is one that will be remembered throughout history. Their high school careers are ending in a way that no one could have ever predicted, and their college journeys are beginning on a path that is still being paved in the wake of COVID-19. 
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