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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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Ways to Borrow Money for College: Student vs Parent Loans

If you’re planning to attend college, it’s likely that you’ll need to consider borrowing money to do so. The idea of borrowing money can be intimidating and ...
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5 Tips for Requesting Letters of Recommendation (Helpful Form Included)

Completing your college applications is undoubtedly a big task. As you focus on checking off the “to-dos” and getting closer to having a complete application ...
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Helping Your High Schooler Take Ownership of their College Search

The college search and application process is more confusing and overwhelming than in years past. It’s not realistic to expect your high schooler to handle things ...
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How to Find the Best College Fit

Spring is a time when college planning is very top-of-mind for many rising high school seniors and parents. While this can be an expansive conversation in a normal ...
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What to Do After You've Made Your Final College Decision

Congratulations! You did your research and were accepted into multiple colleges and universities. After weighing the pros and cons, you have made your final decision. ...
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Guidelines for Making a Final Choice of College

For families of students recently admitted to college, the coming weeks are critical to the final choice of a college. With a spring enrollment deadline looming, ...
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Displaying Leadership Skills on Your College Resume

Colleges and universities love to see leadership skills on the college resume. What are the first things that come to mind when you hear the word ‘leadership’ in ...
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Unsolicited College Messages: Why You Receive These

If you are a high school student in grades 9-11, there is a very good chance you have begun to receive unsolicited messages from a range of organizations informing ...
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Survey Results: Understanding The Effects of COVID-19

Survey finds that the COVID-19 pandemic is having little impact on students’ enrollment plans, but families are increasingly concerned about costs, communication, and ...
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