The Right Career Path Before You Pick A College Can Save You Thousands!

Choosing The Right Career Path Before You Pick A College Can Save You Thousands Of Dollars! Choosing a career path is one of the most important decisions that students face today. Lack of planning can force students into a 5 or 6 year college degree. Students who do not plan their career path may end…

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FREE College Tuition Around the World

Did you know that U.S. college tuition has increased 1,120% since 1978? I recently wrote a blog post titled “An undergraduate college education for FREE, guaranteed!”  In this blog post, I wrote how the Finnish consider education as one of their top priorities.  Even to Americans, an undergraduate college education is free! Regardless of nationality,…

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Confusing (SAR) Report

The Confusing Student Aid Report (SAR)   The Student Aid Report (SAR) is a confusing government-type report that summarizes the information that you provided on the FAFSA financial aid form. The following are some guidelines involving the SAR. EFC Number Your SAR will usually contain your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), the number used in determining…

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Standardized Test Myths

Standardized Test Myths When it comes to preparing for standardized tests, everyone seems to have an opinion. However, it’s important to note that while test tips are well-intentioned, they don’t necessarily translate into good or even practical advice. Here are four of our favorite standardized test myths: Myth 1: Taking both tests will double your chances…

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Ivy League The Only Choice

Choosing Your College – Less Selective Colleges Still Offer Outstanding Educations… And Money! With over 3,000 four-year colleges to choose from, it might seem that selecting an elite (and expensive) college or university would help to leverage your personal and professional success. If this were the case, then choosing an Ivy League or Top-25 school…

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Do You Have A Game Plan For Financing College?

Do You Have A Game Plan For Financing College?  If Not… It Could Cost You Thousands Of Dollars! Each year we are amazed at the lack of planning that some families put into college, especially financing college. The proof of this lack of planning comes out when we ask these simple questions in the initial…

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Best Colleges for Need-Based Financial Aid

The Best Colleges To Get Need-Based Financial Aid Every year the cost of college seems to outpace the rate of inflation. You would think that our weak economy would have an effect on college prices, but it does not. One thing is for certain though, regardless of the state of our economy, the demand for…

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7 Ways to Scale Back Student Loan Payments

Student Loan Debt Student loan debt today stands at an average of $35,000 per student, an enormous amount to carry as you step into the post-college job market. Learning how to manage the upcoming monthly loan payments can be difficult. Tucked next to graduation cards arriving in the mail are often envelopes with a loan…

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Expensive Colleges – 20 Most Expensive Schools for 2013-2014

Expensive Colleges – 20 Most Expensive for Incoming Freshmen (2013-2014) Every year the cost of college seems to outpace the rate of inflation. You would think that our weak economy would have an effect on college prices, but it never does! One thing is for certain though, regardless of the state of our economy, the demand for…

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Student Loan Changes

CHANGES IN STUDENT LOAN RATES Since July 1, 2006, Congress has dictated what student loan interest rates would be.  With the passage of HR-911 “Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013” a formula has been developed to calculate these interest rates each year. The bill has the following provisions: [red_tick_list width=”100%”] Each year interest rates…

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