If you paid college expenses in 2017, you may be entitled to a tax break. In the latest installment of the College Coach video series, Ask the College Finance Expert, former Southern New Hampshire University financial aid officer Alex Bickford breaks down the college tax breaks to ensure that parents and students claim all credits and deductions they are eligible for. Watch Alex’s video to learn, “What are the tax breaks for paying for college?”
There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!
There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.
This scholarship requires a lot from their applicants, but the Push Excel Program believes that the young men and women who are considered the opportunity are up to the task!. The Jesse Jackson Fellows – Toyota Scholarship program offers deserving students a chance to earn money for college while pursuing their educational goal of working in the mobility or automotive sector upon graduation.
Scholarship: Jesse Jackson Fellows – Toyota Scholarship
When it comes to financing an MBA, don’t believe everything you hear. Myths abound, and you should consider the expertise and experience of your advisor before taking their education finance advice. In her latest contribution to the Fortuna Admissions blog, College Coach’s Shannon Vasconcelos takes on the top five rumors she’s encountered about financing business school.
For students applying to U.S. colleges and universities from abroad, it’s not only a challenge meeting the benchmarks defined by one’s own national curriculum—either secondary school leaving exams or applications to one’s own set of national universities—there’s the added work of deciphering how local successes translate over to USA admissions standards, a system with its own set of quirks. Will a set of classes taken abroad even fulfill the course requirements of a U.S. college? As with most answers: It depends.
A Guest Post by Lisa Bevill, Fortuna Admissions
Are there embarrassing pictures of you on Instagram? Or are you tagged in a Facebook photo from a best friend’s party that you wouldn’t show your mom? Maybe you took to Twitter once, in a fit of frustration, with a thinly veiled insult directed at a teacher. Or you’ve put off creating your LinkedIn profile.
The U.S. college admissions process can be perplexing to international and domestic students alike. Why are some seemingly qualified applicants denied admission, while others with outwardly similar qualifications are accepted? The answer lies in the fact that U.S. college admissions officers are not tasked with simply admitting individual students, but with shaping a diverse class that meets a variety of institutional needs.
There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. And for some students, this includes schools beyond the U.S., too! As such, we are highlighting an international college this week in our School Spotlight series.
School Spotlight: University of Edinburgh
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