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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

Tips on the College Search Process for Students with Disabilities

Here are our top tips, resources and a to-do list to help guide students with disabilities as they begin the college search process.

Posted on December 6th, 2022 by Vanessa Garrido, College Admissions Consultant
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COLLEGE LOAN ADVICE

Will Paying Off my Student Loans Affect My Credit Score?

Curious how paying off student loans may impact your credit score? Our finance expert has insight to offer.

Posted on December 1st, 2022 by Jennifer Willcox, College Finance Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

Behind the Admissions Process: What is Yield Protection?

A former admissions officer breaks down the concepts of yield and yield protection, and what students can and can’t control in the admissions process.

Posted on November 29th, 2022 by Brittany Preston, College Admissions Consultant
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COLLEGE LOAN ADVICE

Loan Repayment Pause Extended… Again!

In the latest news regarding student loan repayment, the U.S. Department of Education has extended the pause on payments again.

Posted on November 23rd, 2022 by Stacey MacPhetres, College Finance Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

Quirky Scholarships; Tips for Future Lawyers; New at Northeastern

Tune into Getting In: A College Coach Conversation to hear about the latest range of programs for freshmen at Northeastern University.

Posted on November 22nd, 2022 by Sally Ganga, College Admissions Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

College Interview Tips; Seniors Getting Started; Higher Ed ROI

Tune into the latest episode of Getting In: A College Coach Conversation for advice if you have a senior who hasn’t started their college applications yet.

Posted on November 18th, 2022 by Elizabeth Heaton, College Admissions Consultant
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CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLLEGE

Looking Beyond Rankings in the College Search Process

Just as our credit scores aren’t a complete picture of our financial circumstances, college rankings don’t provide full insight into all a college has to offer.

Posted on November 15th, 2022 by Aysha Wong, College Admissions Consultant
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COLLEGE LOAN ADVICE

Federal Court Blocks Targeted Student Loan Forgiveness Program

A federal District Court judge has blocked the Biden Administration Targeted Student Loan Debt Relief program, declaring it illegal. Learn what this means for you.

Posted on November 14th, 2022 by Stacey MacPhetres, College Finance Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

Emergency Fund Benefits; Pitzer College Essays; NESCAC Schools

Tune into Getting In: A College Coach Conversation to hear from Bates College admissions officer Scott Alexander about Bates and other NESCAC schools.

Posted on November 10th, 2022 by Ian Brook Fisher, College Admissions Consultant
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APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Top 10 FAFSA Tips

Before you file the FAFSA, check out these top 10 tips from a College Coach financial aid expert!

Posted on November 8th, 2022 by Aimée Yorsaner, College Finance Consultant

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