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Julie Kampschroeder

Julie Kampschroeder has over three decades of experience working with high school students. She is passionate about assisting First Generation/Low Income College Bound students. Julie currently works as a public school counselor in a diverse high school in St. Louis, Missouri. Early in her career she volunteered countless hours with the Missouri Association of College Admission Counselors (MOACAC) and earned both the President’s Service Award (2008) and Peggy Clinton Lifetime Service Award (2012). As a First Generation College student herself, growing up in a small town, she is most proud of the National Association of Admissions Counselor Inclusion, Access and Success Award (2013). Maya Angelo’s motto of “when you know better, you do better” guides her work in educating First Generation students to level the playing field in college admissions.

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How to Read a Financial Aid Award Letter [With 2 Examples]

You've narrowed down your list of colleges, sent in your applications, and filled out your FAFSA form online. After you receive your acceptance letters, the college financial aid office will send you a financial aid award letter detailing exactly...

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How to Help Your Students Through the FAFSA Verification Process

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January To-Do List for College-Bound Juniors

January is a milestone month for college-bound high schoolers. While seniors will feel a sense of calm, having submitted all of their applications by...

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Common Questions About the CSS Profile and IDOC

The CSS Profile is a standardized financial form that is required at over 400 colleges and universities across the country—and a little less than...

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How Applying Early Decision Affects Financial Aid Opportunities

Applying early decision might improve your odds of being accepted with certainty to your dream school, but it might limit your financial aid...

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The College Resume: A How-To Guide

The word "resume" can feel so corporate. It can evoke a general sense of "ugh." 😬 As a junior or senior in high school, you're likely wanting to...

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How to Write Recommendation Letters for Your Students

The weight and responsibility of assisting Title 1 students through the college admissions process is heavy. As counselors, we want to do our best to...

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Virtual Resources for the College Admission Journey

Not being able to visit a college campus, attend a college fair, or meet with college reps at a high school present huge challenges for college-bound...

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Reconsidering Standardized Testing

In the wake of coronavirus, colleges and universities across the US have reconsidered their testing policies - most have gone test-optional. So, what...

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College Student Credit Cards: Wise Ways to Build Credit

Over 14 million students will enter college in the fall. Students will live on their own away from home, for extended periods of time. When they...

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