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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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FINDING SCHOLARSHIPS

Identity-Based Scholarship Series: Scholarships for Teen Parents

In the continuation of our identity-based scholarship series, we’re sharing scholarship resources for teen parents.

Posted on October 24th, 2021 by Robyn Stewart, College Finance Consultant
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APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

How to List More than 10 Colleges on the FAFSA

The FAFSA allows you to choose 10 schools to receive your form, but what if you’re applying to more than 10? Watch this video for advice!

Posted on October 21st, 2021 by Shannon Vasconcelos, College Finance Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

Why We Hate the Costco Essay; Early Deadlines; Merit Scholarships

Tune into this episode of Getting In: A College Coach Conversation to learn how sample college essays can lead you astray, including the popular Costco essay.

Posted on October 20th, 2021 by College Coach Guest Author, Guest Author
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COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

Should You Self-Report Your GPA & Class Rank on the Common App?

The Common App allows students to self-report their GPA and class rank. But should you? Watch this brief video for advice.

Posted on October 18th, 2021 by Elyse Krantz, College Admissions Consultant
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FINDING SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship Spotlight: MLK Celebration Scholarship

High school students in Sacramento have a special scholarship opportunity awarded by the MLK Celebration Committee. Learn more.

Posted on October 17th, 2021 by Robyn Stewart, College Finance Consultant
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COLLEGE ESSAYS

4 Tips for Writing the University of California Essays

The UC system approaches the essay portion of the college application a little differently than other schools. Follow these 4 tips for success!

Posted on October 14th, 2021 by Gabbi Tobias, College Admissions Consultant
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MEET AN ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR

Meet an Admissions Counselor: Karen Spencer

In the continuation of our Meet an Admissions Counselor series, we introduce Karen Spencer. Karen worked in admissions at Georgetown and Franklin & Marshall.

Posted on October 12th, 2021 by Karen Spencer, College Admissions Consultant
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APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

How Much Will You Contribute to College?

The PROFILE application asks, “How much will your parents contribute to the student’s educational costs?” Watch this video for tips on how to answer.

Posted on October 10th, 2021 by Robyn Stewart, College Finance Consultant
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APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Who Qualifies as a Parent for FAFSA Purposes?

Watch this brief video to learn whose information you need to include on the FAFSA if your parents are divorced, separated, never married or share custody.

Posted on October 8th, 2021 by Shannon Vasconcelos, College Finance Consultant
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COLLEGE LOAN ADVICE

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Gets a Temporary Overhaul

The Department of Education announced some temporary changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Find out more.

Posted on October 7th, 2021 by Shannon Vasconcelos, College Finance Consultant

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