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CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLLEGE

Top Interdisciplinary College Programs to Study Business and STEM

Business and STEM are two popular interdisciplinary programs for college students who want to round out their education. Let’s explore some of the top programs.

Posted on June 21st, 2024 by Kimberly Asselta, College Admissions Consultant
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COLLEGE LOAN ADVICE

Updates for Borrowers Planning for Student Loan Forgiveness

Our college finance expert dives into an explanation of SAVE Plan highlights and the rollout of benefits for borrowers.

Posted on June 18th, 2024 by Michelle Clifton, College Finance Consultant
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APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Behind the Scenes of the 2024-2025 FAFSA Updates

What has changed about the FAFSA with the new (very delayed) form? We break down the good and not-as-good updates families can expect.

Posted on June 12th, 2024 by Jess Mosley, College Finance Consultant
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HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

Hidden Gems: Tuition-Free Colleges

Despite the rising cost of tuition, there are still a handful of colleges out there that offer a four-year education at zero cost to students.

Posted on June 6th, 2024 by Marina Zaretskiy, College Finance Consultant
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CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLLEGE

How to Find an LGBTQ+ Supportive College

As part of your college search for LGBTQ+ supportive colleges, be sure to read the university’s non-discrimination policy and mission statement.

Posted on May 31st, 2024 by Jennifer Simons, College Admissions Consultant
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FINDING SCHOLARSHIPS

Identity-Based Scholarship Series: Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students

In honor of Pride Month, we’re taking a look at some merit- and need-based aid scholarships especially for LGBTQ+ students. Check them out.

Posted on May 31st, 2024 by Robyn Stewart, College Finance Consultant
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HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

What is 529 Day?

On 5/29 we celebrate 529 Day! But what exactly is 529 Day? To understand what it is, you need to understand what a 529 Plan is. Read on to learn!

Posted on May 29th, 2024 by Chrissy Foran, College Finance Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

How Social Media is Used in the College Admissions Process

Tune into Getting In to learn the role social media plays in the college admissions process, from researching colleges to evaluating applicants.

Posted on May 29th, 2024 by Ian Brook Fisher, College Admissions Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

Questions NOT to Ask Admissions; Prep for the College Transition

Tune into Getting In: A College Coach Conversation to learn what you can do to get ready for the transition to college.

Posted on May 22nd, 2024 by Elizabeth Heaton, College Admissions Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

The Top 3 FAQs about Pre-Law

Here’s what high school students and law-school-hopefuls need to know about using their undergraduate experience to prepare for law school admissions.

Posted on May 17th, 2024 by Jay Bonham, College Admissions Consultant

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