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Erin Barnes

Erin Barnes is a blog post contributor at Scoir.

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Need-Blind vs Need-Aware and Meeting Full Financial Need

When it comes time to look into financial aid for college, you’re very likely to come across three terms that seem simple enough but actually aren’t so cut-and-dry. They are: need-blind, need-aware, and meeting full financial need.

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5 College Planning Tools to Explore This Summer

Whether you’re brand new to or a pro at the college search process, there’s always new information to gather about college planning.

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Comparing the Coalition and Common App Essay Prompts

As part of your college application process, many colleges will require an admissions essay. This is your opportunity to highlight your strengths,...

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Deferred or Waitlisted: Understanding These Terms and Planning Your Next Steps

For many of us, the process of applying to college is uncharted territory. Even if you’re surrounded by family and friends who attended college,...

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Spring Refresh: Improvements to College Profiles

We told you there was more coming to College Profiles, and today we’re pleased to unveil some fresh updates for all Scoir customers. Read on for the...

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What’s New: Redesigned College Profiles

Newly redesigned College Profiles are here for students! We’ve made some updates to these critical pages. Why? Read more about it here.

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FAFSA & CSS Profile: Guide to Understanding Financial Aid

Financial aid for college is available through several different sources. Understanding each source is paramount in minimizing the cost of college....

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Money Matters: A Walkthrough of Financial Aid for College [Podcast]

This is a transcription of a recent podcast episode where Former Dean of Admission and Strategic Advisor to Scoir, Peter Van Buskirk, is joined by...

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5 Questions to Ask Your Child to Help Them Find College and Career Fit

So, you’d like to be involved in your child’s college search, but you’re not sure how to go about it without inadvertently taking over the process....

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Course Selection: Why Your High School Class Decisions are Important

For many high schools, course selection for the next school year begins as early as January. So, the fall is often a good time to contemplate your...

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