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College admissions and finance advice from the experts. The Insider blog is where College Coach experts weigh in on the latest college admissions topics. We cover everything from application timelines and strategies to tips on financing your child's education.
                       

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Summer Programs; Listener Q&A

It’s not too early to start thinking about summer plans for high school students. Host Beth Heaton and guests share tips and take listener questions.

Posted on January 12th, 2022 by College Coach Guest Author, Guest Author
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HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

The Benefits of Being a Resident Assistant

Being a college Resident Assistant can save you money on room and board, but the responsibility and time commitment entailed may not be for everyone.

Posted on January 11th, 2022 by Jennifer Willcox, College Finance Consultant
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FINDING SCHOLARSHIPS

How to Apply for a University’s Highly Selective Scholarship

If you’re considering applying for a competitive, university-specific scholarship, we’re here to offer advice on writing any needed extra essays and gathering additional documents.

Posted on January 5th, 2022 by Christine Kenyon, College Admissions Consultant
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Apps Submitted: Now What?; New Year’s Resolutions: Admissions and Finance

The College Coaches discuss what to after college apps are submitted, plus ponder some 2022 resolutions regarding admissions and personal finance.

Posted on January 5th, 2022 by College Coach Guest Author, Guest Author
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Preparing for the CARES Act to End; The Transfer Conversation; Not Letting Others Ruin Your College Process

Host Beth Heaton talks loan repayment changes for 2022, plus tackles touchy topics like dealing with unwanted input on the college application process and how to talk with college students who may be too hastily considering transferring.

Posted on December 29th, 2021 by College Coach Guest Author, Guest Author
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COLLEGE LOAN ADVICE

Your Student Loan Servicer May Change

The new year will see many federal loans transition to new servicers; read our tips on how to stay up to date if you’re a borrower.

Posted on December 28th, 2021 by Michelle Clifton, College Finance Consultant
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Next Steps for Students Getting Early Answers; Making the Most of Winter Break; Covering the Spring Tuition Bill

Is your student wondering what to do with an admission deferral decision? We discuss their options, plus how juniors can have a productive winter break, and how college students can pay their spring tuition bill.

Posted on December 23rd, 2021 by College Coach Guest Author, Guest Author
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Creating Your 2022 Spending Plan

Kick off the new year with by setting goals—and a budget—to keep you financially on track in 2022.

Posted on December 21st, 2021 by Jeanne Mahan, College Finance Consultant
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An Admission Officer Shares Her Pandemic Experience; Listener Q&A

Host Beth Heaton takes on listener questions and hears from an admission officer about how the pandemic affected the application review process.

Posted on December 15th, 2021 by College Coach Guest Author, Guest Author
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APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Does Aid Hurt Admissions

Finance expert Shannon Vasconcelos explains the difference between need-blind and need-aware admissions, and how these processes may impact admission decisions.

Posted on December 14th, 2021 by Shannon Vasconcelos, College Finance Consultant

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