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A Student Guide to Understanding Net Price Calculators

As you finalize your college list, there is one important step that shouldn’t be skipped before applying: using the net price calculator. If you're like most students, cost matters when applying and choosing where to attend college. So, why would ...
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Finding a College That is a “Good Fit” for Your Academic Needs

Are you a strong swimmer or do you prefer to wade into shallow water where the bottom is visible and footing is certain? Most people expose themselves to water and ...
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College Bound? Don't Forget Those Thank-You Notes

Congratulations high school graduates! You persevered through unprecedented times to earn your diploma and are now looking forward to college in the fall. There is ...
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How to Know if a College is Right for You: Finding Your Best Fit

Finding a college that is truly the best fit for you can be a difficult task to accomplish. With over 3,000 colleges and universities across the country, how do you ...
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Keys to Writing a Winning College Essay

The first half of 2020 has proven to be quite a challenging time for our global community, bringing with it unprecedented health, personal, and economic hardships. As ...
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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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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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Uncertainty Compounded in the College Admission Process

Under normal circumstances, the college admission process is most dynamic during the month of April. In years past, colleges and universities would have revealed ...
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Conversation Starter: Talking with Your Teen About College

We live in a society that is inherently destination-oriented. We’re constantly considering our next step, big or small. Never has this been more apparent than now, a ...
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Students: Continue Exploring Colleges with Confidence

In a time where college exploration can bring on feelings of stress, we want to help you rest assured. When you cannot visit campuses, attend college fairs, or meet ...
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