4 Tips to Avoid Fraud When Applying for Financial Aid

When you’re applying for financial aid, the last thing you want is to be swindled out of your money. Here are four tips to make sure you can avoid fraud! Tip 1) Know the scam lines The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.” “You can’t get this information anywhere else.” “I just need your …

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7 Writing Tips to Make Your Student’s Essays Easier

If your student’s in the midst of applying for colleges, you probably know there’s an essay involved. (At least one.) And maybe writing comes easily to your student…or maybe it’s a huge struggle. But either way, when your student is sitting in the living room, frustrated and stuck for words, here are 7 writing tips …

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Why GPA Could Make or Break Your Student’s College Career

We get asked all sorts of questions about college admissions: When should my student start planning for college? How can I make sure my child gets in? What SAT score does my child need? What’s the most important component of a college application? These questions are tough to answer because, depending on where your child …

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How to Help Your High Schooler’s Admission Chances

With college admissions getting more and more competitive, it can be tricky to know if you’re doing the right thing as a parent. Plus, you don’t want to risk being over-involved or zapping your student’s independence. After all, so much of the college admissions process is their responsibility. However, there are big ways you can …

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Why YOU Should Attend Your Child’s Back-to-School Night

Getting ready for a new semester can be tedious. You’ve got to take your child back to school shopping, you need to get them all the right textbooks, AND you need to make sure they know how to get to all their classes. Amidst all the craziness, attending your child’s back-to-school night is probably the absolute LAST …

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When Should My Student Start Planning For College?

You’re driving up to pick up your middle schooler, when suddenly, it hits you–college. College is just around the corner. Thoughts of brochures, college visits, applications, memorabilia start flying through your head. Should you be planning now? Should you wait a couple months? AH! What are you going to do? Anxious, you pick up your …

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