Reject the Rejection Letter

Reject the Rejection Letter

Getting a rejection letter from a college can be quite a devastating blow. Learning your first choice college does not want you can be heart wrenching. Try to ease the blow by turning the tables and writing a “Reject the Rejection” letter. Refer back to it as needed. See sample below and write your own…

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5 Important Advantages You Should Know About Studying In The UK

Study in UK

Many students dream of studying not only in a different state, but in a different country. If you have dreamed of going to a school like Prince William met Kate, (St. Andrews in Scotland), or an ancient school such as Oxford, consider attending college in the United Kingdom. There are several advantages to studying in…

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Appealing Your Financial Aid Package

Appealing Your Financial Aid Package If you did not do Early Decision, you have probably have several college offers, and more coming this month. You love all your schools, but one in particular stands out to you and is your first choice school. You wonder if you can afford the school. Now is the time…

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Comparing Financial Aid Award Letters: 6 Questions To Ask

Comparing Financial Aid Award Letters You got into five top schools on your list.  Each has sent you a financial aid award. One offer looks better than the other four, but is it really?  It’s important to compare financial aid offers.  Here are 6 questions to ask: What is the Student Budget?  Does the college…

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College Visit Any Good? Ten Ways To Be Certain

College Visit

College Visit Depending on your time and interest, plan one of the following types of college visits: Basic College Visit Attend an information session. Ask questions about admissions, financial aid, choice of majors.  IMPORTANT: Get a business card from an admissions person. Do a college and dorm tour. What does the campus look like. Where…

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College Tax Credits

College Tax Credits Before any family can claim the American, Hope, or Lifetime Learning Tax Credits you need to know the amount of qualified educational expenses. Any eligible college or university that the student is enrolled must submit a 1098-T to the student by January 31st of each year when any reimbursements or refunds are…

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Top Tips for Visiting Colleges as an Admitted Student

College Visit

Top Tips for Visiting Colleges as an Admitted Student Receiving the letter or email of acceptance to colleges is a time for celebration! What’s your next step? Many colleges will be inviting you to visit the campus as an “admitted student”. These visits can be: A designated day event on campus A designated weekend or…

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Spring Break College Visits and Senior Scholarship Search

College Visit

Spring Break College Visits Plan to use your spring break to visit colleges. Their spring breaks are often different than your spring break.  Take advantage of seeing a college campus when students are on campus. Here is how you prepare for your spring college visits. Preparing for the visit Create a College Visit Itinerary. Using…

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7 Tips to Acing the New SAT

SAT Tips

7 Tips to Acing the New SAT March 2016 marks the end of the old SAT and the launch of the newly redesigned SAT. How can you ace the new SAT? Here are 7 tips for you: Test Day Checklist.  Get a good night’s sleep before the test. Be sure you arrive at the SAT…

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State Scholarship

State Scholarships Many states have connected their scholarship programs to the FAFSA. It makes it easy to apply for a state scholarship through the FAFSA, as long as you make the deadline. Review the 2016-2017 FAFSA Deadlines document to see what the deadlines are for your state.  Below are the earliest of the state programs…

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