Selecting a College or Univeristy

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Selecting the right school requires reflection and investigation. Choosing a school requires a logical thought process and shouldn’t be based on friends’ choices or parents’ choices. Below are some questions to ask when reviewing a school. It’s helpful to put these in a spreadsheet to compare when the schools are narrowed down. It’s easy to get caught up with the …

Tips for Recommendation Letters

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Most colleges ask for recommendation letters in the application process. Prospective students should select individuals who know them well. Provide the person you’ve asked with some details about what you’ve done in the past and your future plans. Activities Community Service Honors and Awards Leadership Roles GPA Employment Experience Special Skills Special Circumstances Also, provide the writer a personal statement. …

Common Assumptions About Financial Aid

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1. College is too expensive for my family. College is expensive, but the average college graduate earns $1 more over a high school graduate during a lifetime. College is an excellent investment in the future. Using proven financial strategies, college can be a reality. 2. There is less aid available than there used to be. There is aid available and …

What is financial aid?

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Financial aid simply put is money to help pay for education. The aid comes from a variety of sources including the government, colleges and other loans. Some of the money needs to be paid back and some does not. Aid that does not need to be paid back includes grants and scholarships. Scholarships are primarily based on merit such ACT …

Should You Complete the FAFSA Form?

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Every family should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form in January of the student’s high school senior year. Regardless of family income and assets, there are federal and state entitlement programs for every student, the most common being the Stafford loan. Many colleges require the FAFSA form in order for the student to qualify for merit …