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Tips for Preparing Tomorrow’s College Students Against Financial Predators

There are financial predators waiting for the freshman crop of students each and every year across the country. We are not talking about smooth-talking people in overcoats standing on street corners, or people selling empty computer boxes from the back of a windowless van. Rather, we are … Continue reading

Top Strategies To Inspire Enthusiasm For Academics In College-Bound High School Students

As the new academic year gets underway, there is usually no shortage of excitement in the first few weeks (or even months)… the question often becomes, how can we maintain this level of interest over the course of a semester? Or, dare we suggest it, over the … Continue reading

Stay Organized

Organization does not come naturally to everyone. Staying organized, however, does not have to be painful, especially if it is learned during high school. In fact, students who stay consistently organized will be able to find things more easily and help steer clear of mental (and actual) … Continue reading

Time Management

This is one of the many important lessons that successful people learn in life – and the sooner, the better. Time management is one of those lessons that, if learned early enough, will not only serve your child well in high school but in college and beyond. … Continue reading

“Understanding the Three Major Differences Between High School and College… will Your Child Make the Leap?”

Preparing kids for college in this day and age can be a challenge – even more so than in times past.  There seem to be a lot more distractions from academic pursuits these days than there used to be, and as we have pointed out numerous times … Continue reading

College Financial Aid Award Letters

Once you have submitted an application for financial aid, sometime after (typically early to mid April) you will receive a financial aid award letter from the colleges to which you have applied. This letter gives various details of a proposed financial aid package. Basically, a financial aid … Continue reading

Lower the EFC on the FAFSA!

How to Lower your EFC on the FAFSA and Get More Financial Aid If you’re applying for financial aid with the FAFSA, there are two basic numbers that go into the equation. First, there’s the cost of schooling – that includes tuition, room, board, textbooks, and other supplies. Then … Continue reading

Targeted Strategies That Will Save Your College-Bound Student Time AND Money

Targeted Strategies That Will Save Your College-Bound Student Time AND Money

There is nothing like the thrill of a student finishing high school and accomplishing his or her goal of beginning higher education at a great college or university program.  It is the end of one stage of life and learning, and the beginning of another, with the … Continue reading

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What do you want and why? What’s the purpose?

What do you want and why? What's the purpose?

When dealing with people, ask yourself “Why?” quite often. And ask that of the people you are dealing with as well. Lots of times things seem difficult when you have lost site of the purpose for what you are doing. Orienting one’s self again to the purpose … Continue reading

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