Author Archives: Anna and Gail

Your College Community is Waiting to Meet You

  Using social media can be a great way to connect with your future classmates, friends and potential roommates. You can also stay up to date on what’s happening on your college campus. Don’t wait to get started. Facebook groups … Continue reading

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Get Ready For Tomorrow’s ACT

A few thoughts if you’re scheduled to take tomorrow’s ACT. To minimize your stress tomorrow morning, it’s a great idea to get organized ahead of time. The last thing you need on test morning is a desperate scramble. These are … Continue reading

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Appealing Your Financial Aid Offer

There are a number of useful strategies and resources to help students successfully negotiate their financial aid packages. So, if your aid award does not meet your needs, appeal, because many colleges are open to increasing the amount of aid … Continue reading

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March Madness

March madness is here! Most colleges are releasing admissions decisions and you’re probably starting to sorting through acceptances, possibly rejections and even some waitlist or delayed acceptances. The following are some of your options and what they mean for you: … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Attend A College Fair

Spring college fair schedules are now available. Attend a college fair and meet admissions reps from a long list of schools at fairs in your own town or in a town nearby. Here’s how to get the most out of college … Continue reading

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The Finish Line

Seniors,  there are a few more things for you to take care of while you’re waiting to hear back about your applications. Are your financial aid documents complete? If you’ve completed and submitted your FAFSA, you should have received your Student … Continue reading

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Top Tips When Applying For Scholarships

The majority of college students rely on scholarships to help pay for their college education. Scholarships and grants are the most desirable source of funding as they are almost always tax-free and do not need to be repaid. (Please note … Continue reading

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